Canopy: Poems

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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author
LINDA GREGERSON is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature and directs the Helen Zell Writers' Program. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is the author of six books of poetry and two books of criticism, and the coeditor of one collection of scholarly essays. Gregerson's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, the Paris Review, the Kenyon Review, The Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.

A New York Times: "Editor's Choice" * One of NPR's "Books We Love" --

"Linda Gregerson's capacious, discursive new poems, often in wiry, wiley sequences, track the chaos of the last several years, cataloging, calling out, searching for connection if not consolation. The stricken environment itself cries out in her poems; Gregerson names the many inequities that have shaped the Covid pandemic ('if half/ the workers at Tyson meats come down with the virus we still/ have a plan for protecting the owners from lawsuits'). Nonetheless, this poet finds much to love about the world: 'I'm here to praise.'" -- Craig Morgan Teicher, poet and critic, author of Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey

"We might ask: what kind of looking is required if we are to see accurately that beguiling blend of devastation and grace that seems, each day, to hem us in? Although such a question might prove to be, in the end, unanswerable, an answer -- or, at least, the start of one -- arrives in the pages of Canopy." -- On The Seawall

"Gregerson's poems....are transcripts of a mind pushing and pulling at the structure of language, and the poet understands that structure--which is to say, the order of the words--as a way to regulate, to speed up a thought when necessary, to slow it down, or to modulate a sudden change in pitch. To make possible, in other words, a language of the mind, a feeling language that represents, with the ferocity and clarity of John Donne, the very feeling of thought, and the dance of it." -- McSweeney's