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Orr, Gregory

Overview
Works: 49 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 7,012 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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
City of salt by Gregory Orr( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry as survival by Gregory Orr( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Stanley Kunitz : an introduction to the poetry by Gregory Orr( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning the empty nests; poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 416 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 376 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 324 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 322 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and selected poems by Gregory Orr( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 291 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 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How beautiful the beloved by Gregory Orr( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gregory Orr explores the carnal ache of living and loving in this equable, full-bodied, and flowing collection. Through concise, perfectly formed poems, he wakes us to the ecstatic possibilities of recognizing and risking love, of pain transformed to beauty. His central message is joy - the urge to say Yes - with each poem revealing a brief moment of happiness or longing, another moment of living in the arms of the beloved. How Beautiful the Beloved chronicles not only the body of the beloved but also his or her mind, heart, and totality."--BOOK JACKET
We must make a kingdom of it by Gregory Orr( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 237 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
A primer for poets & readers of poetry by Gregory Orr( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides young poets toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in their lives, while also introducing the art in an exciting new way. Structuring the presentation from life toward art, Orr urges poets to 'turn worlds into words' and then give those words a dramatic structure. Using such poems as Theodore Roethke's 'My Papa's Waltz' and Robert Hayden's 'Those Winter Sundays,' the Primer encourages young writers to approach their 'thresholds'--those places where disorder meets order, where shaping imagination can turn language into urgent and persuasive poems. It provides poets with a dozen focused writing exercises and explains essential topics such as the personal and cultural threshold, the four forces that animate poetic language (naming, singing, saying, imagining), tactics of revision, ecstasy and engagement as motives for poetry, and how to locate and learn from our personal poetic forebears"--
The city of poetry by Gregory Orr( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Strand by Mark Strand( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 24 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
September morning : [poem] by Gregory Orr( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Poetry as survival
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Poetry as survivalBurning the empty nests; poemsPoets teaching poets : self and the worldThe caged owl : new and selected poemsConcerning the book that is the body of the belovedHow beautiful the belovedOrpheus & Eurydice : a lyric sequence
Alternative Names
Gregory Orr Amerikaans dichter

Грегори Орр

Languages
English (106)