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Barn Burned, Then
Michelle Taransky




Omnidawn
2009 • 80 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - American / Poetry - Women Authors

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-890650-43-8



In terse, tautly crafted poems that are dynamically contemporary, Taranksy assesses our cultural moment with unrelenting courage and candor.

Marjorie Welish, the esteemed poet who selected Michelle Taransky's manuscript for the Omnidawn prize, explains that these poems “animate the economies and concerns of our lives. Barn Burned, Then implicates Objectivism in this imagining, to create poems of the conglomerate of bank and barn—words shown to be made of contingent cultural forces.” In terse, tautly crafted poems that are dynamically contemporary, Taranksy assesses our cultural moment with unrelenting courage and candor.



MICHELLE TARANSKY received a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. With her father, architect Richard Taransky, she is the coauthor of The Plans Caution (QUEUE 2007). Her poems have appeared in publications including Denver Quarterly, VOLT, How2 and New American Writing. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she works at Kelly Writers House and teaches poetry at Temple University.



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