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Jacqueline Osherow, Divine Ratios and New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp, New Works

Fri, Mar 03


Collected Works Bookstore

Jacqueline Osherow, Divine Ratios and New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp, New Works

Divine Ratios: "Boundless gratitude for these poems’ music and deep generosity of spirit.”—Ilya Kaminsky

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Date, Time & Location

Mar 03, 6:00 PM MST

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation and we will also live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.

Purchase Divine Ratios online from CW here or call the store to order (505) 988-4226.

The reach of Divine Ratios is global, ranging from Tang Dynasty China and the Florentine Renaissance to contemporary Baltimore, post–World War II Berlin, and the landscapes of the Mountain West. The speed and mobility evoked in this new collection by Jacqueline Osherow are not only physical—a traveler’s movement in a crowded, thrilling world—but imaginative, and its poetic idiom is no less varied, as a breezy conversational tone serves as a counterpoint to traditional form. With striking juxtapositions of natural and cultural wonders, this enrapturing volume asks, what is the right proportion—or “ratio”—for living in a world of such splendors, horrors, and possibilities?

About the Poets

Jacqueline Osherow is the author of eight previous collections of poems. She has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation and was awarded the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah.

New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp is the author of five poetry collections. Her most recent book, Took House, was awarded the 2021 American Fiction Award in Poetry. Two new collections, Worn Smooth Between Devourings and An Eye in Each Square are forthcoming in 2023. Honors include a Dorset Prize and finalist citations for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, and the Adrienne Rich Award for Poetry. Her work has been translated into Turkish, Mandarin, Serbian, Arabic and Spanish. Lauren teaches for Poetry Out Loud-New Mexico and leads her own community workshops.

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