Mary Ruefle: Dunce

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Author, Mary Ruefle Photo by Shawn Sullivan

Mary Ruefle discusses meaning, experience, and significance within poetry. She says meaning is everywhere. And she says in her old age she is becoming a child again. Her "Dunce" poetry is a joy and revelation. Mary Ruefle reads the title poem, “Vow of Extinction,” “Tuna and a Play,” “Lorraine,” “How We Met,” “The Leaves,” and a haiku from her book’s end. New to paperback.

*This episode originally aired on September 12, 2019.

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Shawn Sullivan, Alan Howard