About the Book

Entrepôt

Entrepôt

February 2010
Trade Paperback · 90 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $16.00 CAN
ISBN 9781566892360
Coffee House Press

 

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Description

“McMorris is a poet utterly devoted to the sensual beauty of language and he crafts lines dense and strong enough to bear the crashing forces of history and identity contained within them … his work is wrenching, lovely, and powerfully seductive.”—Poetry Project Newsletter

Within the intimate, enlightened, and dazzling linguistic flights of these poem-letters, Mark McMorris engages a world that has experienced “continuous combat since Helen gave Paris a flower / at least since the Bronze Age of Agamemnon’s armada.”

Born in Jamaica, Mark McMorris has won the Contemporary Poetry Series prize and has been a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He teaches at Georgetown University where he directs the Lannan Literary Programs.

About the Author

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Mark McMorris is an award-winning poet whose books include The Blaze of the Poui, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, writer-in-residence at Brown University, and visiting professor at University of California-Berkeley. He currently teaches at Georgetown University where he directs the Lannan Literary Programs.