Place by Jorie Graham

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In an earlier collection, Graham’s speaker asks “What should the poem do?” P L A C E offers a searing answer to this plea.
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“Graham’s poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have.”
New York Times

“One of the most important living poets.”
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Place is a new collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham. An extraordinary American artist whom The New Yorker calls “a mesmerizing voice” Graham is renowned for poetry that is startling, original, and deeply relevant, and has been placed in the poetic lineage of such masters as T.S. Eliot and John Ashbery. In Place, Graham explores the ways in which our imagination, intuition, and experience aid us in navigating a world moving towards its own annihilation and a political reality where the human person and its dignity are increasingly disposable.


About Jorie Graham

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Jorie Graham is the author of 12 collections, including The Dream of the Unified Field which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Harvard University.
Published April 24, 2012 by Ecco. 96 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

May 21 2012

She may well be at the height of her powers here, having developed a style that is both expansively public and deeply private, solipsistic and encompassing, and always beautifully sensitive to the capacities and failures of language to transform the world.

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Los Angeles Review of Books

May 03 2012

In effect Graham long ago predicted the downturn she now writes about, in an almost bare-bones manner in "Dialogue (of the Imagination's Fear"), a poem on a foreclosure.

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Reviewed by Weston Cutter on May 08 2012

You’re unlikely to find as refreshing and emotionally intelligent book of poetry anytime soon; get reading.

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Reviewed by Jennifer Kurdyla on Apr 13 2012

In an earlier collection, Graham’s speaker asks “What should the poem do?” P L A C E offers a searing answer to this plea.

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