American Amnesiac by Diane RaptoshAmerican Amnesiac by Diane Raptosh

American Amnesiac

byDiane Raptosh

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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Following the manic journey of a man stripped of memory, the poems inAmerican Amnesiacconfront the complexities of being American in an age of corruption, corporations, and global conflict.I am a man missing a nation and a wife, strung up between a pastI may not want and a present in which I cannot make myself at ease.Diane Raptoshhas published three books of poems. The recipient of three literature fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she teaches creative writing and literature at The College of Idaho. She was named Boise's first ever Poet Laureate in 2013.Following the manic journey of a man stripped of memory, the poems inAmerican Amnesiacconfront the complexities of being American in an age of corruption, corporations, and global conflict.I am a man missing a nation and a wife, strung up between a pastI may not want and a present in which I cannot make myself at ease.Diane Raptoshhas published three books of poems. The recipient of three literature fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she teaches creative writing and literature at The College of Idaho. She was named Boise's first ever Poet Laureate in 2013.
Diane Raptosh has published three books of poems: Just West of Now (Guernica Editions, 1992), Labor Songs (Guernica, 1999), and Parents from a Different Alphabet (Guernica, 2008). The recipient of three Literature Fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she teaches creative writing and literature at The College of Idaho. ...
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Title:American AmnesiacFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 8.95 × 6.09 × 0.28 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Etruscan PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983934665

ISBN - 13:9780983934660

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Straddling confession and prophesy, history and myth, intimacy and anonymity,American Amnesiac offers ariveting meditation on a distinctly American condition.-Edvige Giunta,author ofWriting with an Accent:Contemporary Italian American Women AuthorsAmerican Amnesiac isEveryman from the inside out,a truly remarkable work. It records the mental processes of a man suffering from amnesia as flashes of the past impinge on the only world he knows-the now. Its language moves with the speed of thought: rational, irrational, dynamic, but always convincing.It's a jolting read.-Richard Shelton,author ofThe Last Person to Hear Your VoiceAgainst the background of our cultural forgetting, the shortcomings of America's working memory, Diane Raptosh introduces us to this soul who might be any of us as he pieces together a world and a self from bewilderment.Haunting and precise, acrobatic and intimate, Raptosh has forged a space in which we meet this John Doe and for a time leave off our collective loneliness. And for that I'm grateful.-Kerri Webster,author ofGrand & Arsenal, winner of the 2012 Iowa Prizewinner in 2011 of the Whiting Writers' Award in PoetryAmerican Amnesiac is a linguistic trance, a spell of sorts cast by a fine poet whose work compels and rewards slow reading. - Fred Gardaphe