Synopses & Reviews
Still Life with Waterfall Whether attending to a painting, a moment of love, or a hawk hunting over marshland, Eamon Grennan, in the words of the poet and critic Cal Bedient, "presents the commonplace in so luminous a spirit that it spreads meaning, by analogy, into our own lives." In this bold collection, Grennan widens his poetic gaze on the natural world and brings sharp focus to moments of intimacy, capturing in fresh verse the age-old connections between lovers.
"Subtle, elegant, profoundly erotic, Grennan's poems resembled the paintings of Bonnard, to whom he so frequently pays tribute. Like all the best poetry, this work breathes an air of mystery and indefinable magic." --Carolyn Kizer
"Grennan's strengths are on display here: he absorbs the details of the moment, the minutiae of existence, and transforms them into another kind of reality. He further penetrates that reality and imbues it, translates it into his experience, then feeds it back to us as poetry. This lovely work is recommended for all poetry collections." --Library Journal
"Grennan is in love with language the way a poet should be. I read him with care--and admiration." --Gerald Stern
About the Author
is an Irish citizen who has lived in the US for over thirty years. He teaches English at Vassar College and Irish Studies at Villanova University. He has published several books of poems, essays, and translations.