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"Few poets are as generous as Eamon Grennan in the sheer volume of delight his poems convey, and fewer still are as attentive to the available marvels of the earth. To read him is to be led on a walk through the natural world of clover and cricket and, most of all, light, and to face with an open heart the complexity of being human."--Billy Collins

"Eamon Grennan is a kind of Celtic amphibian, at home both in Ireland and America. He has the eye of a painter, the quiet ferocity of a Bonnard or Vermeer, intent on transfixing the moment. He has developed a long crackling line, with sentences like whiplashes, making poems that seem at once both mobile and at rest."--John Montague

This first major collection of Eamon Grennan's work ranges from delicate early lyrics to poems that explore in larger meditations the complex realms of family, the natural world, and love. Throughout, the poetry is marked by what Grennan refers to in one poem as "a fathoming/depth of attention anchored in the heart." Edward Hirsch has said that "as a poem of dailiness, Grennan tries to fix and nail things down even as the world melts before him." It is this sharp and profound double awareness of the solidity and fluency of things that is Grennan's most recognizable signature. These are poems that in the minute fidelity of their images and the refined mastery of their language prompt us to experience at a higher frequency the world we mostly take for granted.

Eamon Grennan is an Irish citizen who has lived in the United States for over thirty years. He teaches English at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. His books include So It Goes (finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize), What Light There Is and Other Poems (finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), As If It Matters, and Leopardi: Selected Poems, which received the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Synopsis:

This first major collection of Eamon Grennan's work ranges from delicate early lyrics to poems that explore in larger meditations the complex realms of family, the natural world, and love. Throughout, the poetry is marked by what Grennan refers to in one poem as "a fathoming/depth of attention anchored in the heart." Edward Hirsch has said that "as a poem of dailiness, Grennan tries to fix and nail things down even as the world melts before him." It is this sharp and profound double awareness of the solidity and fluency of things that is Grennan's most recognizable signature. These are poems that in the minute fidelity of their images and the refined mastery of their language prompt us to experience at a higher frequency the world we mostly take for granted.

About the Author

Eamon Grennan is an Irish citizen who has lived in the United States for over thirty years. He teaches English at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. His books include So It Goes (finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize), What Light There Is and Other Poems (finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), As If It Matters, and Leopardi: Selected Poems, which received the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972806
Subtitle:
New and Selected Poems
Author:
Grennan, Eamon
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
St. Paul :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9.54 x 5.8 x 0.695 in

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This first major collection of Eamon Grennan's work ranges from delicate early lyrics to poems that explore in larger meditations the complex realms of family, the natural world, and love. Throughout, the poetry is marked by what Grennan refers to in one poem as "a fathoming/depth of attention anchored in the heart." Edward Hirsch has said that "as a poem of dailiness, Grennan tries to fix and nail things down even as the world melts before him." It is this sharp and profound double awareness of the solidity and fluency of things that is Grennan's most recognizable signature. These are poems that in the minute fidelity of their images and the refined mastery of their language prompt us to experience at a higher frequency the world we mostly take for granted.

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