Patrick Morrissey's latest collection of poems.
In LIGHT BOX, Patrick Morrissey’s third collection, the poet explores the mysteries and intimacies of life in the city as they intersect with the pleasures and realities of family life. In lines of lyric concision, Morrissey observes miniature dramas play out in apartments, on sidewalks, and behind the wheel. Emotionally vivid and intellectually complex, these carefully measured poems transform the most familiar things into marvels, where “a filigree of shadows tossed on the wind reassembles itself.”
Born in 1982, Patrick Morrissey grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, and studied literature at Harvard and the University of Chicago. His first book of poems, THE DIFFERENCES, was published by Pressed Wafer in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, he served as poetry editor of the Chicago Review. He lives with his wife and son in Chicago, Illinois.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA