Joseph Harrison

(United States / Virginia)

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Joseph Harrison (born 1957 Richmond, Virginia) is an American poet, and editor.
He grew up in Virginia and Alabama. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979, and from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Arts degree in 1986. He is Senior American Editor for Waywiser Press. He lives in Baltimore.
2005 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
2009 Guggenheim Fellow more »

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Shakespeare's Horse

He was a man knew horses, so we moved
As wills were one, and all was won at will,
In hand with such sleight handling as improved
Those parks and parcels where we're racing still,
Pounding like pairs of hooves or pairs of hearts
Through woodland scenes and lush, dramatic spaces,
With all our parts in play to play all parts
In pace with pace to put us through his paces.
Ages have passed. All channels channel what
Imagined these green plots and gave them names
Down to the smallest role, if and and but,
What flies the time (the globe gone up in flames),
What ...

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