Jorie Graham

11 months ago by in Poetry, Saturday

Jorie Graham

Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as “one of the most intelligent poets in the language,” Jorie Graham is the author of numerous books of poetry, including From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Place, which won the Forward Prize in 2012, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. With her twelve stunningly original collections, Graham has invented a new poetic language—at once lyrical and analytical, sensuous and philosophical, shifting between acceleration and breaking—placing her “among a small group of poets (Dickinson, Hopkins, Moore), whose styles are so personal that the poems seem to have no author at all: they exist as self-made things” (The Nation). A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003, Graham is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, the first woman to be awarded the position.