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Author: Joseph Harrison

Joseph Harrison was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Virginia and Alabama, and took degrees at Yale and Johns Hopkins. He is the author of six books of poetry, including SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME (2003), IDENTITY THEFT (2008), SHAKESPEARE'S HORSE (2015), and SOMETIMES I DREAM THAT I AM NOT WALT WHITMAN (2020). SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME was named one of five poetry books of the year by The Washington Post and was a finalist for the Poets' Prize; SHAKESPEARE'S HORSE was also a finalist for the Poets' Prize. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other honors. Mr. Harrison has directed the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize since its inception in 2006. He edited The Hecht Prize Anthology (2010) and, with Damiano Abeni, Un mondo che non può essere migliore (2008), a selection from the poetry of John Ashbery that won a Special Prize from the Premio Napoli. He lives in Baltimore, where he teaches privately and works as an editor.

Identity Theft
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Identity Theft

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Poetry. The poems in Joseph Harrison's second collection, IDENTITY THEFT, map the erosions and betrayals of selfhood, both cyberspace-age and age-old. If the high-speed title poem and the other menacing 'Trajectories' of the book's first section reg...

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Shakespeare's Horse
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Shakespeare's Horse

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Poetry. Joseph Harrison's third collection of poetry displays all the formal adroitness that characterized his two previous books, now applied to a greater range of subjects and poetic genres. Poems that speak to our current condition and poems in v...

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Someone Else's Name
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Someone Else's Name

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Poetry. "SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME is a first book full of stunning performances, each one infused with wit, feeling, and humanity, and each one delighting in the full use of the medium and its devices. It's a happy thing to witness the emergence of such ...

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Sometimes I Dream That I Am Not Walt Whitman
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Sometimes I Dream That I Am Not Walt Whitman

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Poetry. In his sixth book of poems Joseph Harrison further refines his already agile art. His characteristic metrical and syntactic ingenuity are on display here again, as is the surprising capacity of his figurative imagination. Poems in a variety ...

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