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ACROSS THE BIG MAP
Ruth Altmann
116 pages, paperback
Cover by Carol Altmann Pinsky
ISBN 0-935992-21-9
Copyright © 2004
$12.00

A first book by 82-year old New York poet Ruth Altmann, Across the Big Map consists of poems, memoirs and imaginary letters (to, among others, the poet's first teachers, Robert Penn Warren and Allen Tate). Altmann has for many years been a member of the community of writers centered around The Poetry Project in New York.

"Because she takes various shapes and speaks in many voices, through a long life, and like no other, this is a nourishing, funny, fleshy, brainy book of poetry--exactly the one to read. Follow Ruth to the Midwest, New York, the Antarctic, through literary and drug adventures, into her eighties, her knowing everything, carnally, spiritually, the moon's dust. I love this book." Alice Notley

"Of all the people and things I miss about New York City it is Ruth Altmann who makes it more clear than ever that to change the world through poetry, you donít have to change yourself." Bernadette Mayer

"In 'To the Muse,' her brilliant tete-a-tete, straightforward, admonishing, accusing, imploring address of the elusive Muse, Ruth Altmann defines the unsheathed honesty of her work and sets a tone of reverent colloquialism. Her poems reveal a marvelous concinnity composed or ordinary language and a chronicle of being alive that roars with compassion. This singular reportage opens thunderous as prairie space." Maureen Owen

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