The Post-Rapture Diner

[In The Post-Rapture Diner] the brashness and sadness of our polyglot nation is given voice. Dorothy Barresi speaks in tongues—of 'undetonated cherubs,' sitcoms, and agents provocateurs. Her toughminded, eloquent poems articulate family tangles, unintentional cruelties, innocenc and sophistication. . . . With colloquial grace, Barresi sings the American of 'the all-night/pizza delivery boy, the sales clerks, the mobile/dog groomers, the bookies and breadmakers . . . The Post-Rapture Diner creates a language commensurate to the ethical complexities of this particular American moment and to the ongoing human dilemma.
Alice Fulton
Winner of the 1997 American Book Awards
Winner of the 1997 American Book Award for Poetry

Winner of the 1997 American Book Award for Poetry and Nominated for the 1997 Poet’s Prize, The Post-Rapture Dinner is about finding hope, about confronting and overcoming cynicism by discovering a spiritually grounded in the things of this world.

88 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

January, 2011

isbn : 9780822955818

about the author

Dorothy Barresi

Dorothy Barresi is the author of four previous books of poetry: American Fanatics; Rouge Pulp; The Post-Rapture Diner, winner of an American Book Award; and All of the Above, winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. She is professor of English and creative writing at California State University, Northridge.

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