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Rise Up

Matthew Rohrer


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"Equal parts punk rock and pastoral, Rohrer has] a voice that seems unearthly in its ability to be detached and simultaneously tender."--American Poet

Approaching pleasure and terror with the same searching and determined curiosity, Rise Up traverses political, natural, and domestic landscapes with gentle agility. Beautifully crafted surfaces give way to sincere depth.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Green Light (2004, shortlisted for the Griffin Prize), Satellite, and A Hummock in the Malookas. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing.

Wave Books, 9781933517186, 65pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

About the Author

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver, A Plate of Chicken, Rise Up, Satellite, and A Green Light, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also co-author of Nice Hat. Thanks. with Joshua Beckman, with whom he has participated in performances at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. He received the Pushcart Prize and his first book, A Hummock in the Malookas, was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at New York University.