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FOUR WAY BOOKS: Kevin Prufer--Reviews
Four Way Books
In a Beautiful Country
by Kevin Prufer

ISBN: 978-1-935536-11-6
paper, 116 pages, $15.95

Selected Praise for Kevin Prufer’s National Anthem

“Anyone with doubts about the place of politics in poetry should have this book thrust in his hands.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The collection of the year”

Virginia Quarterly Review

“The America of Prufer’s fourth collection is an empire in decline, a medicated landscape (“snow like little tranquilizers all over the yard”) ... the thin wire between political failure and personal grief is taut throughout.”

The New Yorker

“Prufer's voice is one of the most original and powerful of his generation.”

—Jane Satterfield, The Antioch Review

“A beautiful poetry...like the best love songs, the poems in this book are absolutely fearless, and demand respect”

—David Doran, Colorado Review

“A rare poetry collection: as angry and ironic over the state of contemporary America—figured here as a great classical empire in decline—as it is funny and perversely pleasurable.”

Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2008