Captivity

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  • 0307494349
  • 9780307265395
  • 9780307494344
The “exquisite and haunting” (Booklist) collection of poems built around the language and mystique of American captivity narratives in which Sheck enters the vivid life we live inside our own minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of consciousness and selfhood.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; June 2012
  • ISBN 9780307494344
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  • Title: Captivity
  • Author: Laurie Sheck
  • Imprint: Knopf
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0307494349
  • 9780307265395
  • 9780307494344

In The Press

“Sheck [is] one of the most accomplished lyric poets writing in America today.” —Boston Review

“These lyrics bring fresh insight out of numbness and joy out of sorrow.” —The New Leader


From the Trade Paperback edition.

About The Author

Laurie Sheck is the author of four previous books of poetry, including Black Series and The Willow Grove, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work appears widely in such journals as The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Verse, and Boston Review. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Sheck has also been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is a 2006–7 Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She teaches in the MFA Program at the New School and lives in New York City.


From the Hardcover edition.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0307494349
  • 9780307265395
  • 9780307494344