A Green Light
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Matthew Rohrer's simple, hilarious, generous and strangely disquieting poems conjure versions of the most familiar aspects of our lives--friendship, marriage, childhood, work--into which intrude incongruous, peculiar, fantastical, yet somehow totally recognizable elements. Over and over these poems leave us convinced that we've learned something very important and mysterious, yet we can't say exactly what.
Wave Books, 9780972348775, 96pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
About the Author
Matthew Rohrer was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in Oklahoma. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, University College Dublin, and the University of Michigan, where he won the Avery Hopwood Award for poetry. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas, was a winner of the National Poetry Series and chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1995. Mary Oliver called his work beautiful and disquieting, and Harvard Review notes that his poems are everywhere marked by freshness and originality. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered - The Book Show, and is a poetry editor of Fence.