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The Book of Jobs
Poems
Kathryn Maris




Four Way
2006 • 65 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"
Poetry

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-71-9



Kathryn Maris tracks the occupations and preoccupations of a young speaker from post-collegiate funk and despair through a variety of identity-crushing and identity-configuring encounters. Motherhood, employment, urban threats and pleasures, illness and wellness, and the making and the observing of art contribute to her quest for an answer to the question, “What do you do?” Her heart is ever in evidence in these carefully hewn, emotionally bracing lyric poems.

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“That Kathryn Maris has written a first book that feels as assured as other poets’ third or fourth books; that she writes with wit, grace, and heart in a beautifully spare style capable of effects at once lush and harsh, sorrowful and satiric, passionately felt and contemplatively calm, reveals a poet of highly original understanding who feels ‘The beating of now, the caesura of tomorrow / That I hear in the day, in the dark, in fear . . .’”—Tom Sleigh



KATHRYN MARIS was born in New York and educated at Columbia University and Boston University. Her poems have appeared in American Poet, Fence, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Currently she is an editor at Poetry London magazine, and a lecturer in creative writing at Morley College in south London. She divides her time between London and New York City.

Kathryn Maris was born in New York and educated at Columbia University and Boston University. She has held two poetry fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and residencies at both Yaddo and the Ragdale Foundation. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as American Poet, Fence, Ploughshares, and Poetry, and in New Voices: University and College Prizes, an anthology edited by Heather McHugh. In addition, she regularly publishes essays and book reviews in British and American periodicals. Currently she is an editor at Poetry London magazine, and a lecturer in creative writing at Morley College in south London. She divides her time between London and New York City.



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