A collection of poems about returning home by the war veteran and Pulitzer Prize finalist who is “one of the most important poets of our time” (Carolyn Forché, Guggenheim Fellow, on Archeology of the Circle).
The Unraveling Strangeness represents the record of a man in the middle of his life who comes back to his home after being away for twenty-five years. In these poems, we find odes to a disappearing New York City neighborhood and meditations on how national turmoil seeps into everyday consciousness. At stake in this journey is a rediscovery of deep and abiding connections to place, to family, and old friends.
A two-time Pushcart Prize–winner, Bruce Weigl’s collection The Abundance of Nothing was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His poetry has been acclaimed by C. K. Williams as “powerful and frightening, poems [that] force us to repudiate our comfortable uncertainties, our drowsy vagueness. ”