Jeffrey Harrison

(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Biography of Jeffrey Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison poet

Jeffrey W. Harrison is an American poet. His most recent poetry collection is The Names of Things: New & Selected Poems (The Wayweiser Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, Poets of the New Century. His honors include Pushcart Prizes, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Amy Lowell Traveling fellowships. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, and College of the Holy Cross. He is currently on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Dover, Massachusetts.

Honors and awards

The Singing Underneath selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series,
1999 Guggenheim Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts
two Pushcart Prizes
1988-1989 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Jeffrey Harrison's Works:

The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems. Dufour Eds. June 2006.
Incomplete Knowledge. Four Way Books. October 2006.
An Undertaking. Haven Street Press. January 2005.
Feeding the Fire. Sarabande Books. November 2001.
Signs of Arrival. Copper Beech Press. October 1996.
The Singing Underneath. E.P. Dutton. May 1988.

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Walking past the open window, she is surprised
by the song of the white-throated sparrow
and stops to listen. She has been thinking of
the dead ones she loves- her father who lived
over a century, and her oldest son, suddenly gone
at forty-seven- and she can't help thinking
she has called them back, that they are calling her
in the voices of these birds passing through Ohio
on their spring migration. . . because, after years

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