Norman Dubie is the author of twenty-eight collections of poetry. Dubie's work often assumes historical personae and has been included in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, FIELD, and Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts. With his latest collection of poems, The Quotations of Bone, published in 2015 by Copper Canyon Press, Dubie is the international recipient of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. The poems in this collection confront viciousness in its many forms.
"Dubie has already been recognized as one of the most powerful and influential American poets . . . his poems have always been generous and inclusive, capable of containing multiple and conflicting worlds--of memory and the present, of the artistic and the daily."--The Washington Post Book World
Norman Dubie has one of the most radical imaginations in American letters.
The New York Times called Norman Dubie "one of our premier poets," and his new book proves the point. This "broken fantasia" addresses humankind's engagement with spiritual practice.
Winner of the 2016 Griffin International Poetry Prize
"Norman Dubie is one of our premier poets."--The New York Times
"Dubie's poems are unmatched in their incandescent imaginings, gorgeous language, and fearless tracking of the inexorably turning wheel of existence."--Booklist
"One of our premier poets."--The New York Times
"Dubie's dramatic poetry seeks to represent our deepest moments of perception, struggle, and revelation. Out of his voice come the voices of multitudes. Yet his achievement and vision are singular."--American Book Review
In this sequence of fifty poems, Norman Dubie has conversations with the nineteenth-century British essayist William Hazlitt. Marvin Bell says of this book: "It's not simply that a sizeable portion of Hazlitt's life is also Dubie's, but that Dubie's experience, 153 years later, was imbedded in Hazlitt's.