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Apparition Hill

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Mary Ruefle is an observer who seeks to bring sense and order to her world. This is a world that can span continents and centuries, but in each. the poem is defined by where she is at that moment. Many of the poems in Apparition Hill were written in or about China, and Ruefle brings an eye for the universal to what she finds in the exotic, as she transcends both time and g ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by CavanKerry Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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Dan Butterfass
Mar 10, 2009 Dan Butterfass rated it it was amazing
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A book of poems that was the novelistic equivalent of a true page-turner to read - this book took me by surpise in that it was utterly enjoyable and a breeze to read. I started and finished it in the same sitting, and two hours later was still as energized by the poems as when I began reading. The book actually gained considerable energy and momemtum as it went on, so much so that 70 pages later I came away from this book still wanting more.

For me Ruefle's work is a kind of strange and wonderfu
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Albert
Jul 03, 2015 Albert rated it really liked it
A leapily written book on a number of ideas, but primarily about how memory gets warped over time versus the potency of direct experience. Ruefle has an easy going vernacular style with great images.

Thank you!
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Mary Ruefle is an American poet and essayist. The daughter of a military officer, Ruefle was born outside Pittsburgh in 1952, but spent her early life traveling around the U.S. and Europe. She graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in Literature.

Ruefle's work has been widely published in literary journals. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Whiting Wr
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