The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write


Gregory Orr (Author, University of Virginia)


An eminent lyric poet at the top of his form writes indelibly of grief and love.

In his twelfth volume, “master of the lyric poem” (Paris Review) Gregory Orr returns with a passionate exploration of the forces that shape us. Moving from personal trauma (“Song of What Happens”) to public catastrophe (“Charlottesville Elegy”), Orr seeks innovative ways for the imagination to respond to and create meaning out of painful experiences, while at the same time rejoicing in love and language.

The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write engages the deepest existential issues with wisdom and humor and transforms them into celebratory song.

My wounds?
Somehow, I
Grow through them,
Aren’t they also a boon?

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Forthcoming June 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-324-00235-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 112 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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