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Campbell McGrath is the author of nine previous books, eight of them available from Ecco Press. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his poetry, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been published in the New York Times, Harper's Magazine, the Paris Review, the New Yorker, Poetry, and Ploughshares, among other prominent publications, and his poetry is represented in dozens of anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University, and lives with his family in Miami Beach.

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A funny, learned, awestruck ode to the last century. --O magazine" Expansive. . . . The richness of the book . . . comes from McGrath s deep understanding of history - especially the latter part of the century- and his ability to choose memories that will resonate with readers. --Washington Post" Campbell McGrath s whizzing, ambitious project captures each of the 20th century s years in the voice of some great cultural icons. . . . This is a book of ideas. But even more than this, it is a book for velocity itself. --NPR" XX seems to launch its own defense of the humanities and their presence in our lives --New Yorker" "A funny, learned, awestruck ode to the last century."--O magazine "Expansive. . . . The richness of the book . . . comes from McGrath's deep understanding of history - especially the latter part of the century- and his ability to choose memories that will resonate with readers."--Washington Post "Campbell McGrath's whizzing, ambitious project captures each of the 20th century's years in the voice of some great cultural icons. . . . This is a book of ideas. But even more than this, it is a book for velocity itself."--NPR "XX...seems to launch its own defense of the humanities and their presence in our lives"--New Yorker -A funny, learned, awestruck ode to the last century.---O magazine -Expansive. . . . The richness of the book . . . comes from McGrath's deep understanding of history - especially the latter part of the century- and his ability to choose memories that will resonate with readers.---Washington Post -Campbell McGrath's whizzing, ambitious project captures each of the 20th century's years in the voice of some great cultural icons. . . . This is a book of ideas. But even more than this, it is a book for velocity itself.---NPR -XX...seems to launch its own defense of the humanities and their presence in our lives---New Yorker

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