About the Book



September 2007
Trade Paperback · 104 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $18.95 CAN · £10.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781929918973
BOA Editions Ltd.


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“Here is a gorgeous book of the most subtle and vivid mysteries, weighted with earth and time.”—Li-Young Lee

While hiking the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco, G.C. Waldrep became fascinated with how the military installations there impact the landscape’s spectacular natural beauty. Thus, Waldrep produced “The Batteries,” a sequence of nine poems that probe the interrelationship between beauty and violence.

Poems from Disclamor have garnered G.C. Waldrep the 2006 Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America and a 2007 NEA Fellowship. He holds a PhD in American history from Duke University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

About the Author

G.C.Waldrep holds degrees in American history from Harvard and Duke and an MFA from the University of Iowa. His first poetry collection, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize, as well as a Greenwall award from the Academy of American Poets. From 2006–2008 he is serving as a visiting assistant professor of English at Kenyon College.