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Catherine Bowman

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2010 • 64 pp. 5 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-526-8

A reissue of 1-800-HOT-RIBS, poems by Catherine Bowman.

1-800-HOT-RIBS (1993) is the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize and the Kate Frost Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was reissued as a Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary in April 2000. This new edition attests to longevity of an excellent book.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Bowman . . . seems to manipulate the language with a branding iron in one hand and a bullwhip in the other. Bowman's native soil is Texas, and though she casts a cold eye on its codes of Bubba Machismo and Cheerleader Femininity, she knows that denying one's roots is equivalent to using a butcher's cleaver to perform an act of self-amputation."—Diann Blakely

"The sensual swoop and swoon of tasty language, this rich spell of texture and energy—1-800-HOT-RIBS deserves a flamboyant napkin of YESES and a big grateful bite! I haven't read anything more original in a long sweet time."—Naomi Shihab Nye

CATHERINE BOWMAN was born in El Paso, Texas. She is the author of the poetry collections The Plath Cabinet, Notarikon, Rock Farm and 1-800-HOT-RIBS, winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize and the Kate Frost Tufts Discovery Award. She is the editor of Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Her poems have been published in many literary journals and magazines, and have been selected for six editions of Best American Poetry anthology. She is the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

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