Pamela Harrison

1 month ago by in Friday, Poetry, Vermont Topics

Harrison001Winner of PEN’s Discovery Poet Award for Northern New England and adjunct professor in Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, Pamela Harrison is the author of Stereopticon (2004), Okie Chronicles (2005), Out of Silence (2009), and What to Make of It (2012). A new memoir-in-poems, entitled Glory Bush and Green Banana, recounts her family’s exotic adventure volunteering for Project HOPE on the tiny Caribbean island of Carriacou during the years of 1985-86. “Harrison celebrates, with immense affection and utmost respect, an ever-deepening knowledge of ‘how much a little is’ in ‘life’s crude, unruly scrawl.’ Glory Bush and Green Banana is truly a book of wonders, a wonder of a book.” —Ronald Wallace. “These gracefully-accomplished lyric poems show us the way out of self into a greater universe, as the truth of art always strives to do.” — Cleopatra Mathis.