Gossipy, heartfelt and lyrically alluring, The Stranger Manual is a raucous and seductive new collection of poetry from the author of the acclaimed and outspoken My Favorite Apocalypse (Graywolf Press, 2001). Rosemurgy's second collection is a wild rush across America. Many of the poems follow a kind of alter ego - named Miss Peach - through a sorrowful history of illness, bad decisions and inopportune love.
Catie Rosemurgy is the author of the poetry collection My Favorite Apocalypse. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and teaches at the College of New Jersey.