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Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Author's Bio

Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Ph.D., Columbia University, 1970) is known as a poet and essayist, and as a critic and scholar with a special interest in modern and contemporary poetry. From 1986 until 2012, DuPlessis has been engaged in a long poem project, collected in several book-length installments from Wesleyan University Press and Salt Publishing. The newest book, Surge: Drafts 96-114, was published by Salt in 2013, bringing this 26-year long poem to a temporary fold. Books belonging to this project are Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan, 2001); DRAFTS. Drafts 39-57, Pledge with Draft, Unnumbered: Précis (Salt Publishing, 2004): Torques: Drafts 58-76 (Salt Publishing, 2007) and Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt Publishing, 2010). The Collage Poems of Drafts appeared early in 2011 from Salt Publishing. This work in poetry is the subject of an on-line colloquium and set of essays published in Jacket2 in December 2011 jacket2.org/feature/drafting-beyond-ending

Publications and Prizes

Torques, Drafts 58-76. Cambridge: Salt Publishing. (Salt Books, 2007), Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (University of Alabama Press, 2006), The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice (University of Alabama Press, 2006), Drafts. Drafts 39-57, Pledge, With Draft, Unnumbered: Précis (Salt Publishing, 2004), Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan University Press, 2001)
Chain, Chelsea, Conjunctions, How 2, Iowa Review, Sulfur
2011 jacket2.org/feature/drafting-beyond-ending

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