School of the Americas

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School of the Americas

By David Rigsbee

Black Lawrence Press, Paperback, 9780983794509, 93pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

Poetry. David Rigsbee's new poems turn to recent history refracted through an art as schooled by trauma, as the beauties his poems also celebrate, from the edge of tragedy to moments too human in their epiphanies to be swallowed by oblivion."David Rigsbee's poems move with philosophical intensities. The perspectives the poems offer are complex, highly nuanced, rooted in critical engagements with a cultural tradition, and often less comfortable than the refusal of perspective practiced by more vertiginous writers." Robert McNamara.

About the Author
David Rigsbee is the author of NOT ALONE IN MY DANCING: ESSAYS AND REVIEWS (2015), SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS (2012) and THE PILOT HOUSE (2011), from Black Lawrence Press, and THE DISSOLVING ISLAND (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2003). He is the recipient of a two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Literature and fellowships from The Djerassi Foundation, The Virginia Commission on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is the author of critical studies of Carolyn Kizer and Joseph Brodsky and has coedited Invited Guest: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Southern Poetry. He is contributing editor of The Cortland Review and lives in Hudson, New York.