The University of Wisconsin Press
The Brittingham Prize in Poetry
Ronald Wallace, General Editor
"Judith Vollmer writes with sweet agility and moving force. Her poems have an electric energy, and they have compassion, as they stand witness to personal happiness, inquiry, anger as they bear the knowledge of the political and spiritual cripplings of our time. Her references dazzle as they cross and re-cross the assumed bordersPropertius, Neruda, John Belushi, the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Simone Weil, Fabian. Her voice is strong and tender, beset and loving. These poems are tough and honest celebrations, in the best, thoughtful sense of the word."Mary Oliver
"In poem after poem, Judith Vollmer's Level Green reveals the pains and glories of America's raging urban reality. Radically real-generous, social, sensual, smartLevel Green is loaded with humanity, solidarity and love."
Judith Vollmer is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Her poems have been published in various magazines, including Southern Poetry Review and The Women's Review of Books, and in three anthologies.
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LC: 90-050101 PS
192 pp. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $14.95 t
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