The Wise And Foolish Builders: Poems by Alexandra TeagueThe Wise And Foolish Builders: Poems by Alexandra Teague

The Wise And Foolish Builders: Poems

byAlexandra Teague

Paperback | May 5, 2015

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This chilling new collection by the author of Mortal Geography (winner of the California Book Award in poetry) is a verse exploration of American progress and its consequences, featuring rifle heiress Sarah Winchester and her unsettling Mystery House, with cameos by Harry Houdini, Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill and many other fascinating figures. Steeped in history yet wildly imaginative, these poems commune with Winchester’s haunted legacy and that of westward expansion, connecting voices from a troubled past with their irrepressible present-day echoes. The Wise and Foolish Builders is an unmistakable accomplishment by a poet of remarkable formal skill and fantastic originality.
Alexandra Teague is the author of Mortal Geography, which won the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and the California Book Award. She is assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Idaho.
Title:The Wise And Foolish Builders: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892554606

ISBN - 13:9780892554607

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Editorial Reviews

“...the process of expansion and the state of never having enough are expertly envisioned and tested in Teague's powerful, relevant poems, which give us a glimpse of our past, and mirror our present.” — Booklist