Men, Women, and Ghosts #2020

Men, Women, and Ghosts By Debora Greger Men Women and Ghosts New from Debora Greger a special poet in every sense Poetry In her eighth book of poetry Debora Greger travels not just the present but the past looking for some strange place to call home She takes
  • Title: Men, Women, and Ghosts
  • Author: Debora Greger
  • ISBN: 9780143114444
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Men, Women, and Ghosts By Debora Greger New from Debora Greger a special poet in every sense Poetry In her eighth book of poetry, Debora Greger travels not just the present but the past, looking for some strange place to call home She takes a taxi to Stonehenge She writes letters to Li Po and Tu Fu, Shakespeare and Jane Austen, always seeking out the beast that is man and the beast that is woman She explorNew from Debora Greger a special poet in every sense Poetry In her eighth book of poetry, Debora Greger travels not just the present but the past, looking for some strange place to call home She takes a taxi to Stonehenge She writes letters to Li Po and Tu Fu, Shakespeare and Jane Austen, always seeking out the beast that is man and the beast that is woman She explores both the remoteness of the past those radioactive fifties that were her childhood , and the weight of it or, better, the responsibility of it These modern traveler s tales musing, insistent, marvelous place one woman s collection of pasts into a world inhabited by Horace, Chekhov, the bank vault of England, and the giant octopus of Puget Sound.
    Men, Women, and Ghosts By Debora Greger
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      Debora Greger

    About "Debora Greger"

    1. Debora Greger

      Debora Greger b 1949 is an American poet and visual artist.Greger was raised in Richland, Washington She attended the University of Washington and then the Iowa Writers Workshop Greger then went on to hold fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and at Harvard University s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study She was professor of English and creative writing at the University of Florida until retiring Greger now works as Poet in Residence at the Harn Museum of Art.Greger has published numerous books of poetry, including Men, Women, and Ghosts 2008 , and her work has been included in issues of Best American Poetry As a reviewer for Publishers Weekly observed, Greger rarely rejoices, though she can surely console her pruned back, autumnal sensibility and her balanced lines suit the scenes she portrays Her poetry has been included in six volumes of The Best American Poetry and she has exhibited her artwork at several galleries and museums across the country She also has a poem on Poetry 180 in number 42 Her work appeared in Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry, and The New Criterion.Debora Greger lives in Gainesville, Florida and Cambridge, England with her life partner, the poet and critic, William Logan.

    328 thoughts on “Men, Women, and Ghosts”

    1. The book s atmosphere is spectral, and its poems are typically lynch pinned by memory, elegy, or both, continually searching for an answer to a question that is posed in Her Posthumous Life a poem about a secret lover of Keats What am I to a dead poet Answering this can result in a tendency of Greger to dwell or ponder and never pass, as she chooses to expand on specks of moments There is a distinct risk of pretension in the self aggrandizing nonfictive quality of these poems, which are placed, [...]


    2. As you know, poetry must be read out loud to get the full impact of words painstakingly put together to form a story In Gregor s work this is no exception In some cases words can sound like bricks falling down a staircase The trick is to figure out are the steps made of concrete, wood, or metal.



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