by Mary Ruefle

Published by: Wave Books

104 pages, 6.00 x 8.25 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781940696850
  • Published: September 2019


  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781940696997
  • Published: September 2020


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A finalist for both the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award and a the LA Times Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award.

Through her many projects across numerous genres, Mary Ruefle has proven herself a singular artist, drawing many fans from around the world to her unique vision. With Dunce she returns to the practice that has always been at her core: the making of poems. With her startlingly fresh sensibility, she enraptures us in poem after poem by the intensity of her attention, with the imaginative flourishes of her being-in-the-world, which is always deep with mysteries, unexpected appearances, and abiding yearning.