Rae Armantrout | Bio/Biblio | Electronic Poetry Center


| Rae Armantrout has published eight books of poetry: Extremities (The Figures, 1978), The Invention of Hunger (Tuumba, 1979), Precedence (Burning Deck, 1985), Necromance (Sun And Moon, 1991), Couverture (a selected in French translation, Les Cahiers de Royaumont, 1991), Made To Seem (Sun And Moon, 1995), The Pretext (Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2001). A prose memoir, True, was published by Atelos in 1998. She is currently [May 2002] completing Up To Speed, a collection of poems, and an as yet untitled manuscript of collected prose.

Armantrout's poetry has appeared in many anthologies, including In The American Tree (National Poetry Foundation), Language Poetries (New Directions), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (Norton), Out of Everywhere (Reality Street), Moving Borders (Talisman), Best American Poetry of 1989, 2001 and 2002 (Scribners), Poems for the Millennium, Vol. 2 (University of California), and American Women Poets of the 21st Century (Wesleyan). She teaches writing at the University of California, San Diego.

Rae Armantrout's papers are held by Stanford University Archives.

| Selected uncollected periodical publications / essays:

"Poetic Silence," in Writing/Talks, edited by Bob Perelman (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985), pp. 31-47.

"Mainstream Marginality," Poetics Journal, 6 (1986): 141-144.

"The Person in My Work," Poetics Journal, 9 (June 1991): 69-70.

"Feminist Poetics and the Meaning of Clarity," Sagetrieb, 11 (Winter 1992): 7-16.

"Why Don't Women Do Language-Oriented Writing?," L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, 1 (1978).

| See also: Vickery, Ann. "Ray Armantrout." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 193: American Poets Since World War II, Sixth Series. Joseph Conte ed. (Detroit: Gale Research, 1998): 10-20.