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Orr, Gregory

Overview
Works: 51 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 6,708 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3565.R7, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gregory Orr
 
Most widely held works by Gregory Orr
Stanley Kunitz : an introduction to the poetry by Gregory Orr( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry as survival by Gregory Orr( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Intended for general readers and for students and scholars of poetry, Poetry as Survival is a complex and lucid analysis of the powerful role poetry can play in confronting, surviving, and transcending pain and suffering. Gregory Orr draws from a generous array of sources. He weaves discussions of work by Keats, Dickinson, and Whitman with quotes from three-thousand-year-old Egyptian poems, Inuit songs, and Japanese love poems to show that writing personal lyric has helped poets throughout history to process emotional and experiential turmoil, from individual stress to collective grief. More specifically, he considers how the acts of writing, reading, and listening to lyric bring ordering powers to the chaos that surrounds us. Moving into more contemporary work, Orr looks at the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Stanley Kunitz, and Theodore Roethke, poets who relied on their own work to get through painful psychological experiences. As a poet who has experienced considerable trauma--especially as a child--Orr refers to the damaging experiences of his past and to the role poetry played in his ability to recover and survive. His personal narrative makes all the more poignant and vivid Orr's claims for lyric poetry's power as a tool for healing. Poetry as Survival is a memorable and inspiring introduction to lyric poetry's capacity to help us find safety and comfort in a threatening world. </DIV>
Burning the empty nests; poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River inside the river : three lyric sequences by Gregory Orr( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet, author, and English professor retells the story of Adam and Eve in three sequences of verse that reflect his own spiritualism and describe the ancient and powerful human urge to recapture what is lost
Gathering the bones together by Gregory Orr( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets teaching poets : self and the world by Gregory Orr( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology collects essays by current and former lecturers at the Warren Wilson College (North Carolina) mfa Program for Writers. Some of the poets whose essays are included are: Joan Aleshire, Marianne Boruch, Carl Dennis, Stephen Dobyns, Reginald Gibbons, Louise Gluck, Allen Grossman, Robert Hass, Tony Hoagland, Heather McHugh, Gregory Orr, Michael Ryan, Ellen Bryant Voight, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, and Renate Wood. The anthology presents an extended dialogue on a range of topics: forays into the texts of poets from Homer, Dickinson, and Akhmatova to Bishop, O'Hara, Milosz, and Plath; meditations on the nature of the image and the discovery of the self in Greek verse; a defense of lyric poetry; and other themes. Whatever their subject, the anthology's essays are meditations on the place of poetry in contemporary culture--each poet's precision of observation and language is brought to essential issues of the craft. The anthology is meant to serve teachers and students of poetry and poetics at every level. (Nka)
The caged owl : new and selected poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and selected poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red house by Gregory Orr( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We must make a kingdom of it by Gregory Orr( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerning the book that is the body of the beloved by Gregory Orr( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory Orr's ambitious and visionary lyrics explores every dimension of what it is to be human
City of salt by Gregory Orr( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How beautiful the beloved by Gregory Orr( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus & Eurydice : a lyric sequence by Gregory Orr( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about desire and its relinquishment. Beginning with the question "How can I celebrate love, /now that I know what it does?" Gregory Orr's spare, elegant verse recasts one of the oldest tales of ideal, unattainable love"--Jacket
The city of poetry by Gregory Orr( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Strand by Mark Strand( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Strand reads a selection of his poetry
Salt wings : new and selected poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zero : cypher of infinity by Suzanne Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Suzanne Moore] investigates concepts and controversy around Zero. She has incorporated texts by Denis Guedj, Charles Seife, the A. E. Stallings translation of Lucretius, Sir Isaac Newton, Victoria Finlay, Gregory Orr, Wassily Kandinsky, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson. She ties this seemingly disparate group of authors/scientists together with her own words, pointing out the alarmingly limitless possibilities of Zero. These texts present questions that explore the complex history and eternal mystery of the void taken from science, philosophy, calculation, and symbology all interpreted through art and text"--Priscilla Juvelis, Bookseller's website, viewed on August 4, 2015
Richer entanglements : essays and notes on poetry and poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blessing : a memoir by Gregory Orr( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Great poetry salves the heart, great poets show us how to survive what would otherwise destroy us. In The Blessing, Gregory Orr takes us back to the moment in which his life was cracked open when, at twelve, he shot and killed his younger brother. He asks the survivor's heartbreaking questions, Why him and not me? To find the answer, he opens his whole life to us ... but what Greg has done is more than tell just his story. He has given us the making of a poet, showing us how he survived what would otherwise have destroyed him. It is a blessing for us all. --Dorothy Allison
 
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Poetry as survival
Alternative Names
Gregory Orr Amerikaans dichter

Gregory Orr poet

Грегори Орр

Languages
English (94)

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Burning the empty nests; poemsPoets teaching poets : self and the worldThe caged owl : new and selected poemsConcerning the book that is the body of the belovedCity of saltHow beautiful the belovedOrpheus & Eurydice : a lyric sequenceRicher entanglements : essays and notes on poetry and poemsThe blessing : a memoir