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By Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr’s genius is the transformation of trauma into artwork. no matter if writing approximately his accountability for a brother’s dying in the course of a searching coincidence, drug dependancy, or being jailed throughout the Civil Rights fight, lyricism erupts in the middle of desolation and violence. Orr’s spare, succinct poems distill fable from the family and reveal a richness of motion and visible detail.

This long-awaited assortment is soulful paintings from a notable poet, whose poems were defined as "mystical, carnal, reflective, and wry." (San Francisco Review)

"Love Poem"

A black biplane crashes during the window
of the luncheonette. The pilot climbs down,
elimination his leather-based hood.
He palms me my grandmother’s jade ring.
No, it really is robin’s eggs and
a cell quantity: yours.

from "Gathering the Bones Together"

A father and his 4 sons
run down a slope toward
a deer they only killed.
the daddy and sons carry

rifles. They snigger, jostle,
and chatter together.
A gun is going off
and the youngest brother
falls to the ground.
A boy with a rifle
stands beside him,

"Orr’s is an immaculate sort of latent violence and inhibited tenderness, charged with a determined depth whose resource is usually obscure."--The manhattan occasions booklet Review

Gregory Orr is the writer of 7 volumes of poetry and 3 books of feedback. he's the editor at Virginia Quarterly Review, teaches on the college of Virginia, and lives along with his spouse and daughters in Charlottesville. In 2002, together with his chosen poems The Caged Owl, he'll additionally post a memoir and a publication approximately poetry writing: Three unusual Angels: Trauma and Transformation in Lyric Poetry.

Also to be had by way of Gregory Orr:
Orpheus & Eurydice: A Lyric Sequence

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