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Today's poem is "Green Canoe"
from Feeding the Fire

Sarabande Books

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of two previous books of poetry, The Singing Underneath, selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, and Signs of Arrival. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Pushcart Prize, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship, and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and in many other magazines. He has taught at several universities, and at Phillips Academy, where he was the Roger Murray Writer-in-Residence for three years.

About Feeding the Fire:

"It is rare to encounter poetry that is suffused with a calm technical assurance and, at the same time, tense with the potential to surprise convincingly. Harrison's language is exact, sinuous, and compelling, and leads, as in the memorable 'Our Other Sister,' to places we may not have seen before, but know when we arrive. This is a beautiful book."
—Henry Taylor

"This is a book that can be read from start to finish with ever-heightened expectations that are never disappointed, and with sustained delight. The poems move with the fluidity of a mind's swift and graceful agility, full of darts and surprising turns, alive with leaps, sprints, and spirals. They wind through luminous galleries of the past, antechambers of memory or the obscure outskirts of recollection, always discovering astonishments."
—Anthony Hecht

"Here are hauntingly composed poems of remembrance, of happiness and eagerness and regret—of life lyrically embraced, all beautifully rendered by one our finest poets."
—Robert Coles



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