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The Perseids (Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry #8)

Karen Holmberg


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Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2000.

The Perseids is a book which insists that visual contemplation of the world is an act of the soul. These poems render the rich biological detail of landscape with passion and exactitude and describe the mind's dazzling revelations during moments of shifting perspective and scale.

University of North Texas Press, 9781574410860, 80pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2001

About the Author

Karen Holmberg was born and raised in southeastern Connecticut, on the Long Island Sound. A winner of the 1996 Discovery/Nation Award, and twice winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize, her work has been published in The Paris Review, Slate, and The Nation, among other journals. She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of California-Irvine. She currently lives in Columbia, Missouri.