Search - List of Books by Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr (born 1947, Albany, NY) is an American poet. He received a B.A. degree from Antioch College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He is a professor of English at the University of Virginia where he founded the MFA Program in Writing in 1975, and served from 1978 to 2003 as Poetry Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is also a columnist and editor of the magazine, Sacred Bearings: A Journal for Survivors. He lives with his wife, the painter Trisha Orr, and their two daughters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Featured on National Public Radio’s This I Believe, Orr has been the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters .

Orr is the author of nine collections of poetry, including City of Salt (1995) which was a finalist for the LA Times Poetry Prize. He is also the author of a memoir, The Blessing (2002), which was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the fifty best non-fiction books of the year, and three books of essays.

In reviewing Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved , Ted Genoways writes in the Virginia Quarterly Review: “Sure, the trappings of modern life appear at the edges of these poems, but their focus is so unwaveringly aimed toward the transcendent...not God, but the beloved...that we seem to slip into a less cluttered time. It’s an experience usually reserved for reading the ancients, and clearly that was partly Orr’s inspiration.” In reviewing How Beautiful the Beloved in Bookslut , Sean Patrick Hill writes that Orr’s “poems themselves are as Frost said they must be: momentary stays against confusion.”

Selected Works   more �

This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gregory Orr", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 30
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry
2017 - A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393253924
ISBN-10: 0393253929
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

River Inside the River Poems
2014 - River Inside the River Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393349955
ISBN-10: 0393349950
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The City of Poetry
2012 - The City of Poetry [Quarternote Chapbook Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781936747290
ISBN-10: 1936747294
Genre: Literature & Fiction

How Beautiful the Beloved
2009 - How Beautiful the Beloved (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592836
ISBN-10: 1556592833
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved
2005 - Concerning the Book That Is the Body of the Beloved (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592294
ISBN-10: 1556592299
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

2005 - Ninth Letter 2 No 1 [Summer 2005] (Paperback)
The Blessing A Memoir
2004 - The Blessing a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781571781413
ISBN-10: 1571781412
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Poetry as Survival
2002 - Poetry As Survival (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780820324289
ISBN-10: 0820324280
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Caged Owl New and Selected Poems
2002 - The Caged Owl New and Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556591778
ISBN-10: 1556591772
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Orpheus  Eurydice
2001 - Orpheus Eurydice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556591518
ISBN-10: 1556591519
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Burning the Empty Nests
1997 - Burning the Empty Nests (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887482502
ISBN-10: 0887482503
Genre: Literature & Fiction

City of Salt
1995 - City of Salt [Pitt Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822938767
ISBN-10: 0822938766
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Richer Entanglements  Essays and Notes on Poetry and Poems
1994 - Richer Entanglements Essays and Notes on Poetry and Poems [Poets on Poetry] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780472065257
ISBN-10: 0472065254
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

New and Selected Poems
1987 - New and Selected Poems [Wesleyan Poetry] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780819511416
ISBN-10: 0819511412

We Must Make a Kingdom of it
1986 - We Must Make a Kingdom of It [Wesleyan Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780819551436
ISBN-10: 0819551430
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Stanley Kunitz
1985 - Stanley Kunitz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780231052344
ISBN-10: 0231052340
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Red House
1980 - The Red House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060908201
ISBN-10: 0060908203

Burning the empty nests Poems
1973 - Burning the Empty Nests Poems (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060132415
ISBN-10: 0060132418

Gathering the bones together
Gathering the Bones Together [poems] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780060132682
ISBN-10: 006013268X
Genre: Literature & Fiction