Human Directional (Paperback)
Pointing the way to what Montaigne called unlearning how to be a slave, Human Directional teaches us how to be free. With the deadly precision of the fey, it reveals the heartbreak and absurdity of our world by exploring--and often exploding--its most sacred memes. Diane Raptosh writes for lovers of poetry, books, words, mountains, and people who are worried about the world.
Diane Raptosh's American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press) was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Housatonic Book Award for Poetry. Recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Raptosh was Boise's Poet Laureate (2013) and serves as Idaho's Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016).
About the Author
Diane Raptosh's fourth book of poetry, American Amnesiac, (Etruscan Press) was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. The recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016), the highest literary honor in the state. In 2018 she received the Idaho Governor's Arts Award in Excellence. A highly active ambassador for poetry, she has given poetry workshops everywhere from riverbanks to maximum security prisons. She teaches creative writing and runs the program in Criminal Justice/Prison Studies at The College of Idaho. Her most recent collection of poems, Human Directional, was released by Etruscan Press in 2016.