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Laurie Sheck
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Laurie Sheck is the author of four previous books of poetry, including Black Series and The Willow Grove, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work appears widely in such journals as The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, Verse, and Boston Review. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, Sheck has also been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is a 2006–7 Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She teaches in the MFA Program... Read More

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Black Series
Poems
Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $17.00

In her remarkable Black Series, Laurie Sheck turns the ordinary world inside out and shows us its glittering seams. Her long, elegantly quizzical lines convey a haunted vision of human striving which is in part an elaboration on our daily reality, and in part a fantastic departure from it. “I can... Read more >
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Black Series
Poems
Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Captivity
Poems
Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $17.00

The “exquisite and haunting” (Booklist) collection of poems built around the language and mystique of American captivity narratives in which Sheck enters the vivid life we live inside our own minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of consciousness and selfhood.

“Sheck [is] one of the most accomplished lyric... Read more >
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Captivity

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

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A Monster's Notes

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $19.95

Now in paperback, the bold, genre-defying book that asked: What if Mary Shelley had not invented Frankenstein's monster at all but had met him when she was a girl of eight, sitting by her mother's grave, and he came to her unbidden?

In a riveting mix of fact and poetic license, Laurie... Read more >
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A Monster's Notes

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $14.99

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The Willow Grove

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $13.00

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The Willow Grove

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

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