The Blessing by Gregory Orr
A Memoir

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"The inadvertent shooting death of his brother by poet Orr gives this memoir a god-awful specific gravity and spurs the author's search for ways to live on…Here, the old and new meanings of 'blessing' - to sprinkle with blood, to confer spiritual power – harrowingly collide." - Kirkus Review
 

About Gregory Orr

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Gregory Orr is the author of twelve collections of poetry as well as two works of prose, Poetry as Survival and The Blessing. He has received the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two National Endowment of the Arts fellowships. A professor of English at the University of Virginia, he lives in Charlottesville.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Council Oak Books. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The inadvertent shooting death of his brother by poet Orr gives this memoir a godawful specific gravity and spurs the author's search for ways to live on.

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Orr's gripping chronicle of his troubled boyhood is alternately self-conscious, moving and revelatory. When he was a boy growing up in New York's Hudson River valley, Gregory accidentally s

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Orr's gripping chronicle of his troubled boyhood is alternately self-conscious, moving and revelatory. When he was a boy growing up in New York's Hudson River valley, Gregory accidentally s

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For example, discovering poetry was for the young Gregory Orr, silently grieving the memory of having killed his brother, a "precious thread" by which, like Theseus, he might find his way "out of the labyrinth of [his] .

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