The Use of the World

by Dan Albergotti

Poetry, 44 pages
5.5" x 7.75" paperback
Smyth-sewn binding
ISBN: 978-0-87775-997-3
LoC: 2013-004306
Published in 2013
“Dan Albergotti’s poems are deeply felt and finely realized. He is a poet of a truly humane intelligence—not simply knowledgeable, but capable of transforming knowledge into compassion, into joy, into art—showing us again and again what it is to be fully alive and engaged in our difficult world.” —Natasha Trethewey, US Poet Laureate and author of Thrall

“Dan Albergotti’s work is formally poised, intellectually challenging, and poignant—suffused with the literary, religious, and linguistic past, and utterly attentive to contemporary life. With his first few books, he has established for himself a significant place in the landscape of American poetry.” —Alan Shapiro, author of Night of the Republic

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008). His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Pushcart Prize XXXIII, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti is an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, where he teaches literature and writing courses and edits Waccamaw.
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