The Miraculous Season

V.R. 'Bunny' Lang

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Carcanet Press Ltd
29 February 2024
ISBN: 9781800173378
Paperback
232 pages

From the publisher

A Poetry Book Society Spring Special Commendation 2024

In the archives of the Houghton Library at Harvard blazes the incandescent work of V.R. 'Bunny' Lang (1924–56), the American poet and playwright whose name has been all but erased from literary history. The fiery nerve centre of the literary scene around mid-century Harvard, and best friend of the iconic New York School poet Frank O'Hara – who referred to her as 'one of our finest poets' – Lang herself has languished in the shadows of American poetry for too long.

This book brings into print some of Lang's most startling, strange, and beautiful poetry, much of which has never been published before, drawing her into the spotlight at last. It includes an editor's introduction by scholar and writer Rosa Campbell, on Lang's fascinating and often hilariously eccentric life, devastatingly early death, and her rightful place in the canon of twentieth-century American poetry. The Miraculous Season, published in Lang's centenary year, is a revelation of the true breadth and brilliance of her poetry, rediscovered and made available in print for the first time since 1975.