Armantrout has published eight books of poetry, including Extremities
(The Figures, 1978), The Invention of Hunger (Tuumba, 1979),
(Sun And Moon, 1991), Couverture (a selected in French translation
from Les Cahiers de Royaumont, 1991), Made To Seem (Sun And Moon,
1995) , writing the plot about sets (Chax, 1998) and The Pretext
(Green Integer, 2001).
Her prose memoir, True, was published by Atelos in 1998 and in
October, 2001, Wesleyan University Press published Veil: New And
Selected Poems. A Wild Salience: The Writing of Rae Armantrout,
featuring essays on her work by Robert Creeley, Hank Lazer, Bob Perelman,
Lydia Davis, Ron Silliman, Brenda Hillman, Fanny Howe and others recently
appeared from Burning Press. Armantrout has twice received a Fund For
Poetry Grant and was a California Arts Council Fellowship recipient
in 1989. One of her poems has been selected by Robert Hass for inclusion
in The Best American Poetry of 2001. Rae Armantrout teaches writing
courses at the University of California, San Diego.