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Antiquity (Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry)

Michael Homolka, Mary Ruefle (Introduction by)


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The poems in Antiquity very much abandon themselves to language, to the collective poetic endeavor, and they do so in a rich, textured, and sustained voice.--Mary Ruefle, from the introduction

Winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Michael Homolka's Antiquity offers the present infused with the past, from Ancient Greece to the Holocaust to contemporary battlefields. A haunting and evocative debut.

Michael Homolka lives and works in New York City. Homolka's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Threepenny Review, and elsewhere.

Sarabande Books, 9781941411278, 64pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

About the Author

Michael Homolka's poems have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Antioch Review, Boulevard, Parnassus, and The Threepenny Review. A graduate of Bennington College's MFA program, he lives in New York City and currently teaches high school English through the NYC Teaching Fellows program. Mary Ruefle is the author of eleven poetry collections and two books of prose. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, along with an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Whiting Writers' Award. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, Great American Prose Poems, American Alphabets: 25 Contemporary Poets, The Next American Essay, and elsewhere. She has taught at Vermont College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Bennington, Vermont.