Using both prose and lyrics in his new book of poetry, Eamon Grennan focuses on the power of the natural world and the arts as an indicator of what really matters and endures in life. By observing and describing the natural world he opens up its possibilities to delight us, and, at the same time, makes us keenly aware of what we are experiencing. His descriptions bring an awareness of the importance of observation in our daily lives in order to appreciate beauty, family, and love. His poetry is written in a style accessible to all. It is an exhilarating and enjoyable read.
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Grennan is from Dublin, Ireland but has lived in the US for many years. He currently divides his time between the US and the west of Ireland. He taught at numerous US universities and now teaches at NYU and Columbia. He has authored seven volumes of poetry. One of these, The Quick of It, Relations: New & Selected Poems and Still Life with Waterfall, was awarded the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Grennan has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His collection of critical essays, Facing the Music: Irish Poetry in the Twentieth Century, was published in 1999.
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Poems by Eamon Grennan
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