Claremont, Calif. (April 8, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor Brent Armendinger’s book of poetry The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying earned a starred review this month from Publishers Weekly, which awards stars to books of exceptional merit. Noemi Press published The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying in January 2015.
Publishers Weekly describes Armendinger’s poetry collection as an attempt to reconcile relationships with language, the world and other people: “There is a war going on and he presents poetry as a sort of life raft, or a shield; both are full of holes, but those holes present themselves as weight, as masses of meaning.” The review calls the collection “a record of the ticking of a particular time” and quotes a line from Armendinger’s poem The Elsewhere Radio:
Under my clothes I’m covered
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In addition to The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying, Armendinger is the author of two chapbooks, Archipelago and Undetectable. An associate professor of English & world literature at Pitzer, Armendinger studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he received an Avery Hopwood Award in Poetry. His poems have appeared in many publications, including Aufgabe, Colorado Review and Denver Quarterly. He has taught creative writing at Pitzer since 2008.