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May 1995
80 pages  

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City of Salt
Orr, Gregory
City of Salt, Gregory Orr’s sixth book of poems, is largely autobiographical and presents moments of intense emotion which are anchored in clearly dramatized events. These are poems of elegy and celebration, and of occasions where the two modes fuse in acts of redemptive imagination.
Gregory Orr is professor of English and director of the M.F.A. program at the University of Virginia.
“Stark, chillingly beautiful poems that record the unraveling of a family and their doomed attempt, moving to another country, to rebuild.”—Prairie Schooner

"A reader unfamiliar with Orr's work may be surprised, at first, by the richness of both action and visual detail that his succinct, spare poems convey. Lyricism can erupt in the midst of desolation." —Boston Sunday Globe

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