The Black Riviera


'Jarman is a poet in whose work intelligence is as important, obvious, and strong as emotion.' --Booklist
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'Jarman is a poet in whose work intelligence is as important, obvious, and strong as emotion.' --Booklist
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“Mark Jarman’s new collection is one of the best examples of the new narrative’s powers and techniques…Each superb narrative seduces us into a story and then, when we are caught, leads us through levels of perception until we realize that we are always part of what we hear.”—The Hudson Review

“Jarman…weaves a spell of stories only half remembered, an understated intirigue slowly gathering intensity.”—Virginia Quarterly Review

“Mark Jarman is… one of the most thoughtful and adroit poets writing these days, a man with handsome ambitions.”—The Georgia Review

“Jarman is a poet in whose work intelligence is as important, obvious, and strong as emotion.”—Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819511720
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1990
  • Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

The many places in which MARK JARMAN has lived have become settings for his poetry—from Santa Maria and Redondo Beach, California to Kirkcaldy, Scotland, where his minister father served parishes, to the American Midwest and Italy, where he has studied and worked.

Jarman is associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and has directed Vanderilt’s program at the University of Leeds in England. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A. 1974) and the University of Iowa (M.F.A. 1976), he is the author of five other books of poetry, North Sea, The Rote Walker, Far and Away, Iris, and Tonight is the Night of the Prom. Jarman is also coeditor of the literary journal The Reaper. He has received a Joseph Henry Jackson award, an academy of American Poets prize, the Poets’ Prize, a Guggenheim, and three NEA grants, including one in 1983 in support of the poems written for this book.

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