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The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This volume gathers poems from Harrison's three published books, over two decades of poetry, and also includes a section of more recent poems. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeffrey Harrison's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic. Poetry. The Paris Review. The Yale Review. Poets of the New Century, and in many other magazines and anthologies. These well-made ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by Waywiser Press (first published December 1st 2006)
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Robert Beveridge
Jeffrey Harrison, The Names of Things (Waywiser, 2006)

I enjoyed Jeffrey Harrison's The Names of Things, though for some odd reason I'm having a hard time finding a passage the communicates exactly why this is. I think it's more something ineffable that's suffused throughout the book rather than a particular turn of phrase or what have you, something that permeates Harrison's writing. What balances it and stops this from being the best book I've read this year is a somewhat cloying sense of the o
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This draws from a number of collections spanning the years. The poems are accesible, well timed and enjoyable to read. Here is a sample of one of his poems called The Fork.

I think because it takes from so many collections, it's hard to pin down or lump all of the poems in a specific group. Definitely a writer worth reading.
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