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The Names of Things free pdf Selected from two decades of work, this volume gathers together poems from Jeffrey Harrison's three previous collections, "The Singing Underneath", "Signs of Arrival" and "Feeding the Fire", and also includes a number of more recent poems. Since James Merrill chose his first book for the National Poetry Series in 1987, Harrison has been writing poems whose verbal precision and lyricism allow clarity and mystery to co-exist. Those early poems displayed an attentive affection for the natural world which has not diminished, but since then Harrison has increasingly explored the complexities of the human realm. Attuned to both the lyric and narrative impulses, Harrison possesses a gift for fresh description, a way with metaphors that are both understated and slyly complex, and an ability to tell a story that is at once inevitable and surprising in the turns it takes. These well-made poems range from the celebratory to the grief-stricken, chronicling our difficult, recurring passage from innocence to experience.

About Jeffrey Harrison

Born in 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeffrey Harrison is the author of three books of poetry, The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), and Feeding the Fire (2001), as well as the chapbook An Undertaking (2005). His fourth book, Incomplete Knowledge, will be published in fall 2006 by Four Way Books (New York). He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as two Pushcart Prizes, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship, and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Poets of the New Century, and in many other magazines and anthologies. He has taught at several universities and schools, including George Washington University, The University of Maryland, Phillips Academy (Andover), where he was the Roger Murray Writer-in-Residence, and College of the Holy Cross. He is currently on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine.

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Author : Jeffrey Harrison
Publisher : Waywiser Press
Data Published : 07 June 2006
ISBN : 1904130208
EAN : 9781904130208
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 119 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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