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Litany for the City

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"This is a powerful first collection by a very promising new writer—successfully announcing what will hopefully be a long-lasting presence in contemporary poetry."—MARY: A Journal for New Writing

Selected by Jane Hirshfield from over six hundred manuscripts, Litany for the City is the winner of the tenth annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Of Litany for the City, Hirshfield
Paperback, 88 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by BOA Editions Ltd.
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Susan Rich
I love this book. Discovering Litany for the City by Ryan Teitman is an unexpected joy. And I love the fact that I found this collection at my favorite full service bookstore the Elliot Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill (Seattle) by just browsing the books. Of course the evocative cover art helped lead me to the opening poems as did the forward by Jane Hirshfield. I was primed.

I want to find the line

where the city becomes the city,
where invention becomes instrument.

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Jonathan Hiskes
Beautiful. My 4-month-old son likes them too. "To name something is to know it differently."
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The Southern Review 48.1: Winter 2012

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