Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout has published 17 books of poetry, most with Wesleyan UP. Her book Versed received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2010. Two titles will appear from Wesleyan in 2024: Notice (a chapbook focused on climate) and Go Figure.


It took us just sixty years to slurp up the Ogallala aquifer. Poets keep asking, “What if poetry won’t save us?” It’s fun to say ”Whaat??” I taught my granddaughter, Renee. Now she’s ready for first grade. But, seriously, we …

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Heaven, if it exists, is when there is no difference between watching and being watched. * “Show-off!” * Then quark and anti-quark auto-correct and I get “glaze-hog” for my inner Santa

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