Jeffrey Harrison


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Author's Bio

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of six full-length books of poetry: The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), Feeding the Fire (2001), winner of the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club, Incomplete Knowledge, (Four Way Books, 2006), which was runner-up for the 2008 Poets’ Prize, Into Daylight (Tupelo, 2014), winner of the Dorset Prize and finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, and Between Lakes (Four Way Books, 2020). In addition, an early selected poems, The Names of Things, was published in the U.K. by the Waywiser Press in 2006. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among other honors. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, AGNI, The Hudson Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize volumes, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and in many other magazines and anthologies, and been featured in Ted Kooser's column American Life in Poetry, The Writers' Almanac, Poetry Daily, and other online and media venues. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, where he was Writer-in-Residence, College of the Holy Cross, and the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine, and has been a visiting poet at many schools.

Publications & Prizes

Pushcart Prize XLIV (Pushcart Press, 2020)
The Twentieth Century in Poetry (Pegasus Books, 2018)
Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2017)
Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2016)
Pushcart Prize XXXVIII (Pushcart Press, 2014)
Poets of the New Century (Godine, 2001)
Between Lakes (Four Way Books, 2020)
Into Daylight (Tupelo Press, 2014)
Incomplete Knowledge (Four Way Books, 2006)
The Names of Things (Waywiser Press, 2006)
Feeding the Fire (Sarabande Books, 2001)
Signs of Arrival (Copper Beech Press, 1996)
The Singing Underneath (Dutton, 1988)
New Republic
Paris Review
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The Nation
The New Yorker
Prizes won: 

Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Bogliasco Fellowship, Massachusetts Book Award finalist, Pushcart Prize (4), Lavan Younger Poets Award (Academy of American Poets), Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship.

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Cincinnati, OH
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Last update: Dec 07, 2020