River Inside the River (Paperback)
Three Lyric Sequences
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393349955, 124pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2014
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From the acclaimed American poet whose work the San Francisco Review called mystical, carnal, reflective, wry come three gorgeous poetic sequences. In the first, Eden and After, Gregory Orr retells the story of Adam and Eve. The second sequence, The City of Poetry, evokes and explores a visionary metropolis where every poem is a house, and every house a poem. The final sequence, River Inside the River, focuses on redemption through the mysterious power of language to resurrect the beloved and recover what is lost. River Inside the River combines Orr's characteristic spirituality and meditative lyricism with storytelling and myth-making. These are poems that will sustain, console, and give hope, from a poet at the height of his powers.