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Swarm

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Swarm

By Jorie Graham

Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780060935092, 132pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2001

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T S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery -- and Jorie Graham. The New Yorker places Ms. Graham in this distinguished line of poets, heralding the Pulitzer Prize winner as a profound voice in American poetry. Now, in her eighth collection, she further enhances her reputation with a book-length sequence of verse that is a stunning work of grandeur.The New Republic writes, "for 'swarm, ' in other words...read 'be born again.' Graham is writing about a spiritual turning point, a new beginning.... Beauty -- that is, the pure sense-perception which has long been a concern for Graham -- is no longer the most important criterion. Now goodness is... and] the idea of submission, of obedience, without understanding: one must 'yield' before 'hearing the reason' for yielding."
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