River Inside the River: Three Lyric Sequences

River Inside the River: Three Lyric Sequences

by Gregory Orr

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Overview

“A striking meditation on art’s free-standing place in the natural world.”—Cortland Review


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393349955
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 843,238
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Gregory Orr has written twelve poetry collections, a memoir, and several books of essays and criticism. Prior to his retirement, he taught for more than forty years at the University of Virginia, where he established its MFA program and served as its first director. The recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Orr lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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