Relations by Eamon Grennan
New and Selected Poems

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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.

About Eamon Grennan

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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.
Published September 1, 1998 by Graywolf Press. 228 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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