On Looking, Lia Purpura

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On Looking, Lia Purpura

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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Clearly informed by poetry, Purpura's unpredictable essays find subject matter among the beauty of ruins; art, its responses, and its responsibilities; mothers and children; the provocations of work; and private space found in unlikely forms.

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Purpura's Increase won the 2000 AWP Creative Nonfiction Award. Stone Sky Lifting: Poems, won the 2000 Ohio State/The Journal Award. Also the author of The Brighter the Veil (the Towson University Prize in Literature), and Poems of Grzegorz Musial, translated on a Fulbright in Poland, Purpura teaches at Loyola in Baltimore and at the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma.