Books Next Life by Rae Armantrout Hardcover, 78 pages, Univ Pr of New England, List Price: $22.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleNext LifeAuthorRae Armantrout Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Poetry Also by Rae Armantrout Money Shot Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Next Life National Poetry Month 2007 'Thing' April 25, 2007 "Thing" appears in Next Life, Rae Armantrout's new collection of poems. Armantrout has taught writing for almost 20 years at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been praised for syntax that borders on everyday speech while grappling with questions of deception and distortion.