Reactor

Paperback | April 12, 2004

byJudith Vollmer

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Reactor gives voice to beloved and ruined American landscapes through extended meditations of an urban mystical wanderer.

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Reactor gives voice to beloved and ruined American landscapes through extended meditations of an urban mystical wanderer.

Judith Vollmer is professor of English and director of the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She is the author of three other poetry collections including The Door is Open to the Fire and Level Green, the 1990 winner of the Brittingham Poetry Prize.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 10 × 6.5 × 0.3 inPublished:April 12, 2004Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299199444

ISBN - 13:9780299199449

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"If Literature is ‘a study in comparative humanity,’ and I think it is, Reactor places new emphasis on our complicitous age of nuclear fission at all levels of conscientiousness, in the strategies of high brow expatriots, and Vollmer’s identification with the ‘lowest of the low’ wayfaring strangers, a high-wire act among her pantheon of peasant witnesses. This archeology of tonalities, sometimes evinced with compelling lines from her literary ancestors, connects the fierce remembrance of ‘family,’ hers and ours. We have a new vocabulary of songmaking, ancient and modern."—Michael S. Harper, poet laureate emeritus, State of Rhode Island