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"Marvell Noir"
by Ann Lauinger
Parnassus: Poetry in Review
Volume 28, No. 1 & No. 2

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Ann Lauinger:
Ann Lauinger's book of poems, Persuasions of Fall, won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry and was published by University of Utah Press in 2004. She is on the literature faculty of Sarah Lawrence College.

Poetry Daily featured book About Parnassus: Poetry in Review:
Parnassus: Poetry in Review was founded in 1973 by Herbert Leibowitz (editor) and Stanley Lewis (publisher) to provide a forum where poets, novelists, and critics of all persuasions could gather to review new books of poetry, including translations — international poetries have occupied center stage from our very first issue — with an amplitude and reflectiveness that Sunday book supplements and even the literary quarterlies could not afford. Reviews and essays, to be effective, would have to shun academic thinking and prose, and above all, embrace the diverse voices of democratic pluralism. Our literary profile has been defined by a passion for disinterested, wide-ranging, incisive commentary — and lilting prose; a poet’s reputation has never guaranteed a favorable or negative review. We never impose a point of view on any of our writers.

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Parnassus: Poetry in Review

Publisher & Editor: Herbert Leibowitz
Co-Editor: Ben Downing
Associate Editor: Miles Becker
Assistant Editors:
Adam L. Dressler, Joseph Kreutziger, Quinn Latimer, Craig Teicher, Kevin Vaughn


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Persuasions of Fall — Paperback
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