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Today's poem is "Landscape of Heaven"
from Paper Cathedrals

The Kent State University Press

Morri Creech is assistant professor in the Department of Languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His poems have been published in the Sewanee Review, Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry, Laurel Review, Southern Review, Literary Review, and Critical Quarterly. He has received many honors and prizes, including the 1999 Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship, the 1997 Ruth Lilly Fellowship for Young Poets, and a 1998 Pushcart Prize nomination.

About Paper Cathedrals:

"Morri Creech uncovers for us the world as unspeakable enigma....Each thing he holds up to the eye is lit from inside with the fire of its own passing away and its own eternity....These poems transform by a deepest magic. I am grateful."
—Li-Young Lee

"Gorgeous as they are, these poems maintain a fine tension between earthly splendors and spiritual anxieties. As a result, the never slip over the line into extravagance. Throughout the collection, Morri Creech's language 'forges its burnished imprint on the river' of our own consciousness. This is not only an impressive, accomplished forst book, it's dazzling."
—'Susan Ludvigson

"The biblical, as both testament and revelation, is important to this poet the way the mythical is vital to so many others. It is the informing adjective of his imagination and the modifier through which his personal world and the natural world are transformed. Yet Morri Creech's Paper Cathedrals by no means suffers the weight of his subjects: the clarity and transparency of his style see to that. His writing fills with light."
—Stanley Plumly



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