Sun in Days: Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.2 X 0.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Meghan O'Rourke is the author of the collections Sun in Days, Halflife, and Once, as well as a memoir, The Long Goodbye. A former editor at The New Yorker, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate, poetry editor for the Paris Review, and is currently the editor of The Yale Review. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Poetry, the New Republic, and Poetry, among others. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and other awards, she lives in Brooklyn.
In a confessional and plainspoken narrative mode, O'Rourke delves into memory and 'the body's failure.'
[A] lasting book.... The mind of the poems is so unexpectedly precise that it illuminates a signal range of human feeling with its compassionate questioning.--Forrest Gander, Library of America
O'Rourke is excellent at limning the hazy sense of loss that inevitably defines our moving forward.
Sun in Days takes up illness, motherhood and death in lyrics with an essayistic sense of exploration and self-adjustment.
Sun in Days is a marvel, a heartbreak.--David Baker
Sun in Days is a beautiful collection by one of our best poets, a book that will help us rethink both grief and illness and how we treat those who are dealing with either. At its core, though, it's also a book about the imagination's resilience and a reckoning of its limitations and its needs, needs it receives from the world.