Rae Armantrout

SPUN | FUNNEL
June 24, 2016 Armantrout Rae

SPUN

 

As sadder than ever

may represent

the new

among today’s

offerings.

 

*

 

As representation

is magical

spun straw.

 

*

 

After what passes for thought,

she leans forward, extracts

a honey flavored cough drop

from its yellow packaging.

 

 

 

FUNNEL

 

Target a high

value audience low

 

in the purchasing

funnel.

 

Coke

 

has always been about

inclusion

The author of several collections of widely anthologized poetry, Armantrout has also published a short memoir, True (1998). Her Collected Prose was published in 2007. A California native, Armantrout earned her BA at UC Berkeley—where she studied with Denise Levertov—and she received her MA at San Francisco State. She is a professor and director of the New Writing Series at UCSD.  Her most recent collection, Partly: New and Selected Poems, was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2016. A chapbook, Entanglements (2017), sprang from Armantrout’s long engagment with science and included new and old poems.