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Jorie Graham
Essays on the Poetry
Edited by Thomas Gardner

Contemporary North American Poetry

"An excellent collection of essays on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham."—Eileen Gregory, author of H. D. and Hellenism

Jorie Graham is one of the most important American poets now writing.
This first book-length study brings together thirteen previously published essays and review essays by many of the major critics currently interested in her work and five new essays commissioned for this volume. Commenting on each of Graham's eight poetry collections, these essays encompass the range of critical thought that her work has attracted, both surveying it broadly and engaging closely with individual poems. This collection is sure to become the crucial first step for all future work on Graham and on American poetry of the last two decades.

"This book is a significant contribution not only to Graham scholarship, but to our understanding of American poetry."—Eric Murphy Selinger, author of What Is It Then Between Us?: Traditions of Love in American Poetry

Contemporary North American Poetry
Alan Golding, Adalaide Morris, and Lynn Keller, Series Editors

Thomas Gardner is professor of English at Virginia Tech and author of Discovering Ourselves in Whitman, and Regions of Unlikeness: Explaining Contemporary Poetry. He has edited three special issues of Contemporary Literature.

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July 2005
LC: 2004012821 PS
pp.   6 x 9

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Paper $24.95 s
ISBN 978-0-299-20324-5

Cloth $65.00 s
ISBN 978-0-299-20320-7
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