Join us as we celebrate the release of Gregory Orr’s new poetry collection, Selected Books of the Beloved. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: For more than a decade, Gregory Orr has been writing toward “the Book:” an imagined tome containing every poem and song ever written. Drawing from a rich tradition of lyric poetry, Selected Books of the Beloved is the culmination of that project, and more—it is a celebration of the transformative power of poetry, and of our extraordinary capacity to feel and to love.
About the Author: Gregory Orr is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write. At the Dodge Poetry Festival in 2018, he premiered a fifty-minute song/poem cycle, “The Beloved,” with the Parkington Sisters. He’s been interviewed by Krista Tippett for her “On Being” series, by PBS NewsHour, and by NPR’s “This I Believe” series. Orr has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, Orr taught at UVA from 1975 to 2019 and was a founder and the first director of its MFA Program in Writing. He lives with his wife, the painter Trisha Orr, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Selected Books of the Beloved will be released on August 9. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"Orr is able to alter our perception of the material world with the simplest words."
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