River Inside the River

River Inside the River

by Gregory Orr
     
 

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Three gorgeous poetic sequences that combine the intensity of lyric with the thematic scope and range of narrative and myth.See more details below

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Three gorgeous poetic sequences that combine the intensity of lyric with the thematic scope and range of narrative and myth.

Editorial Reviews

David Rigsbee - Cortland Review
“[River Inside the River is] a striking meditation on art’s free-standing place in the natural world and of the feeling of rightness, of restitution, even resurrection—not of bodies, but of the sense of having been justified and hence forgiven by the thing that we do, this art.”
Albert Goldbarth
“For four decades, Gregory Orr has been among a small handful of poets who make me proud to be among their generation of writers. Orr’s new book is a wonder, exploring such weighty themes as the sources of love, the sources of mourning, the working of redemption and memory, the ways in which these give rise to poetic utterance . . . all in language as light as airborne thistledown. For such powerful lyric importance to come from such small deft breaths requires both mastery and magic; both are plentiful here, on every page.”
Ilya Kaminsky
“This is a book that is both reflective and ecstatic. It embraces an extended meditation but casts a spell through lyric impulse. It is incendiary,
inventive, incantatory. It is erotic. It is, indeed, irresistible.”
Naomi Shihab Nye
“Gregory Orr’s poems have always had the stunning ability to place mindfulness almost instantly back inside the mind. Once again, a river inhabits its true banks, and a soul, its boundless person.”
Cortland Review - David Rigsbee
“[River Inside the River is] a striking meditation on art’s free-standing place in the natural world and of the feeling of rightness, of restitution, even resurrection—not of bodies, but of the sense of having been justified and hence forgiven by the thing that we do, this art.”
Elizabeth Lund - Christian Science Monitor
“Orr’s writing feels transcendent. Language shines, shimmers, delights, and rises as high as it can.”
Arlice Davenport - The Wichita Eagle
“Orr ranks as a great seer, casting a mythic spell over the reader with his technically attuned verse.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393239744
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,429,111
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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