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Facts About the Moon

Poems

Dorianne Laux

Paperback

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"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine


In her powerful fourth collection, Dorianne Laux once again strikes fire from neighborhood moments: a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, a bare tree. Focusing on the grace of working people, she captures the pain and beauty of women in all their variety, caught in the "lunar pull" of our time.


Praise For Facts About the Moon: Poems

To understand why her work is so widely read and admired, listen to the music Dorianne Laux makes, line after line....She is quick-witted and compassionate, with a genius for phrasing that never compromises the perfect clarity of her text....Continually engaging and, at her best, luminous.
— Steve Kowit

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393329629, 104pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2007



About the Author

Dorianne Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program. A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and a recipient of the Paterson Prize, she lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.