Ambition and Survival

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Ambition and Survival

Becoming a Poet

By Christian Wiman

Copper Canyon Press, Paperback, 9781556592607, 249pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007


An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.

About the Author
Christian Wiman was born and raised in west Texas. His poetry and criticism appears widely in magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and Slate. His first book won the Nicholas Roerich Prize, and he has won the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner Fellowships. He lives in Chicago, where he is the editor of Poetry magazine.