The Regret Histories: Poems by Joshua Poteat

The Regret Histories: Poems

byJoshua Poteat

Paperback | September 8, 2015

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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.

About The Author

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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Title:The Regret Histories: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.28 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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.”