Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout

About Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout (Vallejo, April 13, 1947) is an American poet. A fellow student of writer and poet Denise Levertov, she holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and later an M.A. at San Francisco State University. Among the founding poets of the avant-garde trend of the 70s called Language poets, she taught for about twenty years at the University of California, San Diego. Author of 16 poetry collections and featured in numerous anthologies like American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (2002) and The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006), her collection of poems Versed was awarded the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and the following year the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Wobble, published in November 2018, was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry.
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