The latest collection by Irish poet Eamon Grennan, winner of the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
we have to be at home here no matter what no matter what the shivering belly says or the dry-salted larynx no matter the frantic pulse no matter what happens
from "[because the body stops here . . . ]"
The poems in Eamon Grennan's The Quick of Iteach one without title and compacted into ten taut linesare rendered with exquisite detail and reverence for the everyday elements of weather, landscape, family, art, questions. Grennan's poems are persistent amplified acts of attention, proving with every detaillight glancing off stone, an orange stem framing a Chardin still life, the contours of the body trapping the mindthat we are our best selves when we are most alert.
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About the Author
Eamon Grennan is a poet, translator, and essayist. He is the author of Relations: New & Selected Poems and Still Life with Waterfall. He splits his time between Poughkeepsie, New York, and Ireland.