Jeffrey W. Harrison is an American poet. His most recent poetry collection is The Names of Things: New & Selected Poems (The Wayweiser Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, Poets of the New Century. His honors include Pushcart Prizes, Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and Amy Lowell Traveling fellowships. He has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, and College of the Holy Cross. He is currently on the faculty of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Dover, Massachusetts.

Honors and awards

The Singing Underneath selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series,
1999 Guggenheim Fellowship
National Endowment for the Arts
two Pushcart Prizes
1988-1989 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship
Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Jeffrey Harrison's Works:

The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems. Dufour Eds. June 2006.
Incomplete Knowledge. Four Way Books. October 2006.
An Undertaking. Haven Street Press. January 2005.
Feeding the Fire. Sarabande Books. November 2001.
Signs of Arrival. Copper Beech Press. October 1996.
The Singing Underneath. E.P. Dutton. May 1988.

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First winter rain--
even the monkey
seems to want a raincoat.

Translated by Robert Hass


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