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Egypt from Space
Beckian Fritz Goldberg

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2013 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-38-9

These poems, by privileging the lyric in their intention, open up a new direction in the American prose poem

These endlessly inventive contemporary American prose poems work forward from the tradition represented by Russell Edson and Charles Simic with energy and delight.

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“In Egypt from Space, Beckian Fritz Goldberg energizes and advances the prose poem with her charged and often heartbreaking tales of death and the vulnerability of the body. She moves freely from surrealism to fabulism to meditations, from the waking to dreaming life, from detachment to engagement, with compassion and humor and grace. Her poems contain panoramic sweeps and minutia the rest of us miss, her gift ‘paying attention which is the pleasure of itself.’ This is a truly amazing book.” —Denise Duhamel

BECKIAN FRITZ GOLDBERG is the author of six volumes of poetry, including FIELD Poetry Prize-winner Lie Awake Lake. Her awards include the Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize, The Gettysburg Review Annual Poetry Award, The University of Akron Press Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. Goldberg is professor of English at Arizona State University.

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