Our Ecco imprint arguably publishes a stable of some of the most influential contemporary American poets. This volume of selected poems from Pulitzer Prize winner Graham covers four decades and weighs in at almost 400 pages, offering a comprehensive look at her artistic evolution.
“If Graham has proved oversized as a poet in the field of contemporary poetry, it is because she continually recalls the great Western tradition of philosophical and religious inquiry…tenaciously thinking and feeling her way through layer after layer of perception, like no poet before her.”
— Calvin Bedient
“In culling from 11 collections, the volume is necessarily limited in scope, but it succeeds in giving readers—particularly new ones—a long view of the aesthetic development and ethical awakening of one of America’s most important and critically lauded contemporary poets….[T]he scale of thought and perception—and the arc of arguments that coalesce over the course of this selected—is a testament to Graham’s work and her willingness to push herself into new territory with each new book. For that reason, one wonders, in reading the four new poems, if Graham is again searching for a new form to take her forward.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the New World: Poems 1976-2014 (9780062315403) by Jorie Graham. $29.99 hardcover. 2/17/15 on sale.