The Apothecary's Heir

The Apothecary's Heir

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Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-BroidoPoet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her incredible diction," says Matthew Rohrer. Her new collection, The Apothecary's Heir, depicts a damaged world in which the speaker is trying to make sense of human relationships in the aftermath of loss. A series of meditations on landscapes of our postmodern world a sickbed, a gas station, a bomb shelter, a rest stop along a highway these supple poems explore the frailty of human connectedness and anatomize desire in a world of pharmaceuticals and microchips.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 65 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 12mm | 117.93g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143121413
  • 9780143121411
  • 2,108,000

About Julianne Buchsbaum

Julianne Buchsbaum received an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Missouri. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Slowly, Slowly and A Little Night Comes, and her work has appeared in Verse, Southwest, and Harvard Review among other publications. She lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas, where she is a humanities librarian for the University of Kansas.
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