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Product Details

  • Series: Akron Series in Poetry
  • Perfect Paperback: 84 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Akron Press (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931968284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931968287
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,187,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Whether in second-person or, far more often, first person or first-person plural, each poem features an encounter, surreal of mundane, that offers hard-earned wisdom with offhand loquacity... Rutsala's tonal control is total in clipped, convincing free verse lines, in sentences skillfully enjambed and aurally persuasive... Rutsala's voice is wholly his own, and his words hold greater impact for the light touch they employ." --Ned Balbo, Pleiades

About the Author

A distinguished poet, Vern Rutsala was born February 5, 1934, in McCall, Idaho. Aside from time spent in Europe and the Midwest, Rutsala has lived in Oregon most of his life. He is the author of numerous poetry books. Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Masters Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Carolyn Kizer Poetry Prize, and the Northwest Poets Prize. Rutsala taught at Lewis & Clark College from 1961-2004.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By k on October 15, 2006
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The people at Akron U. Press once again show why they have a keen eye for great poetry. Man, it is refreshing to read a winner of a manuscript competition that is actually well-written, serious (without being pretentious), and offers a gentle and human voice in each poem. Again and again, Rutsala offers poems that have almost none of the flaws that mark so much contemporary poetry. "How We Spent Our Time" is one of those books that makes you think "I wish I had written that," instead of "what in the hell were the judges thinking?" That's the highest compliment I can offer.
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