My Private Property

Mary Ruefle


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Wave Books
12 September 2017
ISBN: 9781940696515
128 pages

From the publisher

Unlike many Wave titles, this paperback edition follows the hardcover by one year and will arrive in the market enjoying a year's worth of very strong publicity and word-of-mouth, attracting new readers with the new format and lower price. All of Mary Ruefle's books are continually among Wave's topselling titles. We expect this newest collection to sell similarly to her Trances of the Blast hardcover. My Private Property is comprised entirety of short prose pieces, similar to her prose poetry collection The Most of It, which is a very high seller and received glowing praise. The collection is a light, pleasant read, offering a more casual reading experience but with a similar appeal to Ruefle's most recent collection of prose, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures. Madness, Rack, and Honey was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. The book also received a full-page write-up in the January 16, 2013 New York Times Book Review. Ruefle is the recipient of numerous high profile awards, including the William Carlos Williams award for her Selected Poems in 2011, and fellowships, including a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.