River Inside the Riverby Gregory Orr
From the acclaimed American poet whose work the San Francisco Review called “mystical, carnal, reflective, wry” come three gorgeous poetic sequences. In the first, “Eden and After,” Gregory Orr retells the story of
Three gorgeous poetic sequences that combine the intensity of lyric with the thematic scope and range of narrative and myth.
From the acclaimed American poet whose work the San Francisco Review called “mystical, carnal, reflective, wry” come three gorgeous poetic sequences. In the first, “Eden and After,” Gregory Orr retells the story of Adam and Eve. The second sequence, “The City of Poetry,” evokes and explores a visionary metropolis where “every poem is a house, and every house a poem.” The final sequence, “River Inside the River,” focuses on redemption through the mysterious power of language to resurrect the beloved and recover what is lost. River Inside the River combines Orr’s characteristic spirituality and meditative lyricism with storytelling and myth-making. These are poems that will sustain, console, and give hope, from a poet at the height of his powers.
inventive, incantatory. It is erotic. It is, indeed, irresistible.”
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author
Gregory Orr is the author of twelve collections of poetry as well as two works of prose, Poetry as Survival and The Blessing. He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships. He lives in Charlottesville and has taught for over forty years as a professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he founded its MFA Program in Writing.
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