• Runaway

    by Jorie Graham
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    Runaway
October 6, 2020

Jorie Graham

Harvard Book Store's virtual event welcomes beloved poet JORIE GRAHAM—author of over a dozen poetry collections including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Dream of a Unified Field—for a discussion of her latest collection of original work, Runaway: New Poems. She will be joined in conversation by fellow Pulitzer Prize–winning poet JERICHO BROWN, author of The Tradition.

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In her formidable and clairvoyant new collection, Runaway, Jorie Graham deepens her vision of our futurity. What of us will survive? Identity may be precarious, but perhaps love is not? Keeping pace with the desperate runaway of climate change, social disruption, our new mass migrations, she struggles to reimagine a habitable present—a now—in which we might endure, wary, undaunted, ever-inventive, “counting silently towards infinity.” Graham’s essential voice guides us fluently “as we pass here now into the next-on world,” what future we have surging powerfully through these pages, where the poet implores us “to the last be human.”

About Author(s)

Jorie Graham is the author of twelve collections of poems. Her poetry, widely translated, has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Forward Prize (UK), and the International Nonino Prize. She lives in Massachusetts and teaches at Harvard University.

Jericho Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of a Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019)—winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in BuzzFeedFence, the New York TimesThe New Yorker, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.