Gregory Orr

The Blessing: Poetry as Survival

Join Michael Lerner in conversation with Gregory Orr, considered by many to be a master of short, lyric free verse. Much of his early work is concerned with seminal events from his childhood, including a hunting accident when he was twelve in which he accidentally shot and killed his younger brother, followed shortly by his mother’s unexpected death, and his father’s later addiction to amphetamines.

WARNING: Because of the subject matter, listeners should be prepared for what is, to some, emotionally difficult content.

Poetry as Survival