The Actual World

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Houghton Mifflin (1997)

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“I can hardly put into words what I like so much about these poems, but it has a great deal to do with truthfulness: they have the feel of experience rescued from the conventional by a great steadiness of regard and clarity of naming.”

-- Rosanna Warren

“Erica Funkhouser’s poetry is as big and small as America itself.  I hear a music I’ve known all my life and yet I don’t know it; I can dance to it, but can’t play it.  I stand in awe of her gift.” 

-- Ken Burns

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