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Apparition Hill
Mary Ruefle

2002 • 70 pp. 6 x 9 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-0-9678856-6-7

Mary Ruefle is an observer who seeks to bring sense and order to her world. This is a world that can span continents and centuries, but in each. the poem is defined by where she is at that moment. Many of the poems in Apparition Hill were written in or about China, and Ruefle brings an eye for the universal to what she finds in the exotic, as she transcends both time and geography.

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“Mary Ruefle is one of the brilliant American poets of our time.” —Tony Hoagland

From the Book:

How I long to leave the party
its wicker and cucumber
leave my long-stemmed glass on the table
walk out of the garden meet you at the Moon Wink Motel
and show you my garters my stinking breath
the havoc it makes in close quarters
The clouds lash themselves into foam
The bush is drooling with currants
All of my guests turn to see the moon-sized sun
sink in its fashionable blood

From “Out of the Garden”

Mary Ruefle has published six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Among the Musk Ox People (2002). She is the author of The Adamant (1989) and Cold Pluto (1986). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College.

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