The Actual World
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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