Lucie Brock-Broido | Stay Illusion

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Stay, Illusion
Lucie Brock-Broido
Professor, Poetry Director
On November 4, 2013 Lucie Brock-Broido, Director of the Poetry Concentration in the Writing Program, releases her latest collection, Stay, Illusion (Knopf). The New Yorker calls the collection as "never boring" and the NPR characterized the poems as "lush, tactile and physical." Policymic named Stay, Illusion an October must-read. Her books of poetry include Trouble in Mind (Knopf) released in 2005, which was a recipient of the Massachusetts Book Award, The Master Letters (Knopf) in 1997 and A Hunger (Knopf) in 1988.

Brock-Broido has recieved the Witter-Bynner prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction in Teaching, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review. She is the recicpient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Guggenheim fellowship.
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Finalist, National Book Award in Poetry / Ethereal and yet eerily precise, Stay, Illusion is a powerful new book of poems that offers a masterful attention to grief and a compelling empathy for those that remain behind
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award / Poets can be sorted into two types: poets of the body and poets of the mind...

The New Yorker Review / Stay, Illusion, the title of Lucie Brock-Broido’s new book of poems, her fourth in twenty-five years, is borrowed from Horatio’s fruitless command to the ghost of King Hamlet...

/ Lucie Brock-Broido's new collection is, in many ways, about the noncorporeal: Death, mourning, the tangled intangibles of language and the power of poetic imagination, like the "illusions" of the title, haunt this book...
Publishers Weekly Review / Gorgeous and grim, elaborate yet forthright about the causes (and the effects) of its sadness, this fourth collection from Brock-Broido (Trouble in Mind) spins, drapes, and sculpts its virtuosic figures around the ideas and emotions of mourning...


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