The City of Poetry

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Pub Date: 08/07/2012

Pages: 32

Publisher: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

ISBN 13: 9781936747290

ISBN 10: 1936747294

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Category: POETRY / American / General

The City of Poetry

By Gregory Orr

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About the Book

"Jerusalem" is a stucco cottage
Filled at all hours with angels,
Devils, and assorted orphans
Who dance and drink
And hand-tint engravings.

Blake himself is up in the attic
Night and day—
Even in eternity, he's still scribbling.

Gregory Orr is the author of ten collections of poetry. The recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships, he has been a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence. He has taught at the University of Virginia since 1975, where he is professor of English.

About the Book

Orr imagines poetry as a city constructed of its forms and forebears, its terrain all that can be imagined.

Author

Gregory Orr is the author of ten collections of poetry. His fourth book of criticism, Three Strange Angels: Trauma and Transformation in Lyric Poetry was published by the University of Georgia Press in their Life of Poetry series, and his childhood memoir, The Blessing, appeared from Council Oak Books. The recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellowships, he has also been a Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Culture and Violence. He has taught at the University of Virginia since 1975, where he is Professor of English and was poetry editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review from 1978 to 2003. He lives with his wife, the painter, Trisha Orr, and his daughters in Charlottesville, Virginia.