The Regret Histories: Poems

Paperback | September 8, 2015

byJoshua Poteat

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This powerful and provocative new installment of poetry is a recipient of the 2014 National Poetry Series Prize, as chosen by Campbell McGrath.

The National Poetry Series’s long tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets delivers another outstanding collection of poetry by Joshua Poteat.

Through an investigation of the haunted spaces where history collides with the modern southern American landscape, The Regret Histories explores themes of ruin and nostalgia, our relationship to a collective past, and the extraordinary indifference of time to memory.

For thirty years, the National Poetry Series has discovered many new and emerging voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers such as Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Marie Howe, and Sherod Santos.

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This powerful and provocative new installment of poetry is a recipient of the 2014 National Poetry Series Prize, as chosen by Campbell McGrath.The National Poetry Series’s long tradition of promoting exceptional poetry from lesser-known poets delivers another outstanding collection of poetry by Joshua Poteat.Through an investigation of...

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The 2014 National Poetry Series Selection Chosen by Campbell McGrath

Joshua Poteat is the author of two full-length collections,Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World, published in the VQR Poetry Series, andOrnithologies, winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, as well as three chapbooks,Meditations, which received the National Chapbook Award from the Poetry Society of America,For the Animalfrom ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.28 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006241223X

ISBN - 13:9780062412232

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The Regret Histories tenderly and honestly—yet without consolation—locates its urgent personal grief and regret within the ongoing and haunting injustices and inequalities that constitute the history and cultural landscape of America itself.”