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Immortal Village
Kathryn Rhett

Publication date: February 13, 2018


Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2018 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - General Subjects

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-633-3



New Poetry

Immortal Village is a poetry collection about wildness versus domesticity, about desire set against the civilizing structures of myth, marriage, school, and village.

Reviews / Endorsements



“Channeling the clear-eyed vision of Elizabeth Bishop, Rhett’s first book of poetry engages fundamental questions of travel with a steely grace. Though she says, ‘My dream is elsewhere,’ Rhett is a poet supremely rooted in places and people, in the currents of time and history. Immersed in the arresting visual iconography of art and myth, Immortal Village is an innovative book of hours and a haunting poetic debut.”—Jane Satterfield

“Once again, in her dazzling new collection of poems, Immortal Village, Kathryn Rhett paints the world with a supreme delicacy and a precise elegance that is immaculate in its ability to illuminate our lives. Kathryn Rhett’s remarkable poems are somehow always both modest and yet capacious, tender and yet deeply visceral, daily and yet transcendent.”—David St. John

“Lyrically vibrant, endlessly captivating, and deeply connected to the natural world, these poems are full of the necessary mess and the undeniable beauty of human existence.”—Ada Limón



KATHRYN RHETT is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship and a CPC Mellon Fellowship, and she is professor of English at Gettysburg College.



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