“Tree”from RUNAWAY: by Jorie Graham.
Published by Ecco 2020.
Copyright © 2020 by Jorie Graham.
All rights reserved.
Reproduced by Poetry Daily with permission.
Jeannette Montgomery Barron
Jorie Graham is the author of 14 collections, most recently RUNAWAY ( Ecco/HarperCollins), the fourth of the tetralogy which includes Sea Change, PLACE, & Fast. Her work is widely translated, with recent editions in Spanish, Italian and Chinese. She teaches at Harvard University and lives in Massachusetts.
A new collection of poetry from one of our most acclaimed contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham
"This engaging, evocative collection from Graham explores the experience of struggle in a rapidly-changing world plagued by existential threats. The poems consider the present and interpret it through a critical eye, carefully mindful of each subject's impact on daily lives. More than anything, the collection invites readers to tap into a deeper state of consciousness."
—Chicago Tribune, "Best Books of Fall 2020"
"[Graham's] most thrilling poems hurtle through long, unpredictable lines that devour and spit out ancient echoes and internet detritus as they go...She in her poems remakes a world you can inhabit, one in which you can sense what it is you're letting go of, now, before it's gone."