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PLACE

Jorie Graham

P L A C E
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ISBN: 978 1 847771 93 3
Categories: 21st Century, American, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: August 2012
88 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • AWARDED THE FORWARD PRIZE 2012

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2012

    P L A C E begins with a poem dated 5 June 2009, located at St Laurent Sur Mer, better known by its code name Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the American landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. It is the starting point for a book of poems written in the uneasy lull of a world moving towards an unknowable future. Jorie Graham explores the ways in which imagination, intuition and experience help us to navigate a life we will have no choice but to live. How does one think ethically as well as emotionally in such a world? How does one think of one's child - of having brought a child into this world? How does love continue?

    As we look back, and are compelled to try to see ahead, P L A C E calls us, in poems of great force and beauty, to inhabit and rejoice in a more responsive and responsible place in the world.
    Jorie Graham is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including PLACE , which won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2012, and The Dream of the Unified Field , which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996. Her poems have been translated into numerous languages, including Albanian, Chinese and Polish. ... read more
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