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Leslie Harrison


Leslie Harrison's collection of poems "The Book of Endings" was on the 2017 shortlist for the prestigious National Book Award for poetry. She is also the author of "Displacement." Her awards include a fellowship in literature from The National Endowment for the Arts. She was the Philip Roth resident in poetry at Bucknell University and currently teaches at Towson University in Maryland.

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Books:
The Book of Endings
Poetry
University of Akron Press
February 2017
ISBN 1629220639
88 pages
$14.95, INSTOCK
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Long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award for Poetry The poems in The Book of Endings try to make sense of, or at least come to some kind of reckoning with absence - the death of the author's mother, the absence of the beloved, the absence of an accountable god, cicadas, the dead stars arriving, the dead moon aglow in the night sky.

Displacement
Poetry
Mariner Books
July 2010
ISBN 0547198426
83 pages
$13.95, INSTOCK
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A debut collection by a winner of the Bakeless Prize addresses issues of place, impermanence, and displacement from marriage, home, and other intimate spaces while exploring the aftershocks of being uprooted physically and emotionally, in a volume that reflects the writer's applications of natural and rhythmic language. More/less

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