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Madness, Rack, and Honey

Madness, Rack, and Honey

or every time I read a poem I am willing to die...

Over the course of 15 years, award-winning poet Mary Ruefle delivered a lecture every six months to a group of poetry graduate students. Collected here for the first time, these lectures articulate the wisdom accrued through a life dedicated entirely to poetry. Intellectually virtuosic, instructive and experiential, Madness, Rack, and Honey resists definition, demanding instead an utter—and utterly pleasurable—immersion.

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in Criticism
Listed in Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers