Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
University of Iowa
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
University of Pittsburgh
Gambier, Ohio, United States
Columbia, Missouri, United States
University of Missouri
(In a fierce landscape, where "small mammals hurt / each o...)
In a fierce landscape, where "small mammals hurt / each other to stay alive" these poems--violent and lovely, transcendental and desperate--snap us awake, jar us into new senses. In Julianne Buchsbaum's stunning new collection, the "train ride out is not / the train ride in." Expect this ride to change you: these poems are abductions.
(Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-Br...)
Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-Broido Poet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her precision, her incredible diction," says Matthew Rohrer. Her new collection, The Apothecary's Heir, depicts a damaged world in which the speaker is trying to make sense of human relationships in the aftermath of loss. A series of meditations on landscapes of our postmodern world—a sickbed, a gas station, a bomb shelter, a rest stop along a highway—these supple poems explore the frailty of human connectedness and anatomize desire in a world of pharmaceuticals and microchips.
Buchsbaum received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Beloit College in 1993. Six years later she was given a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Also in 2002, Julianne earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2008, she received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Buchsbaum began her career as a librarian and technology consultant at Kenyon College in 2002. Two years later she took a position of a graduate instructor at the University of Missouri. Also Julianne worked as a humanities librarian at the University of Kansas from 2008 to 2012. Now she is a freelance writer.
Buchsbaum is a member of American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Beta Phi Mu and Phi Beta Kappa.