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Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, won a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry and the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, and the California Book Award for Poetry. Her new work has appeared most recently in American Poetry Review, VOLT, The Brooklyner, The Rumpus, The Hat, The California Journal of Poetics, New South, Hobart, ZYZZYVA, Barrow Street, [PANK] online, and in a Distinguished Poet feature for The Inflectionist Review.

An alum of Bryn Mawr College and the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Michigan, Rae has received fellowships from the Vermont S...more


Average rating: 3.94 · 69 ratings · 11 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Open Winter
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011
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This one definitely shows its age, as someone else put it--though there are a few gems, like Rebecca Brown's 'Forgiveness' (also noted elsewhere).
The New Fuck You by Eileen Myles
"When it comes to anthologies, there is bound to be parts of the whole that one doesn't quite like as much as the other. Such is the same for The New Fuck You. Perhaps its age is showing – it was after all, first printed in 1995.

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Matthew is a dear friend of mine, and one of the great pleasures of reading The Erotic Postulate for me is getting a glimpse of the body of work he was busy developing before we met.

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