The Heronry

The Heronry

by Mark Jarman


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Ordinary people seek connections to the natural world and each other in the poems of The Heronry, a collection that presents a series of spiritual encounters in the form of praise poems, lyric portraiture, and meditations on faith and belief.

Mark Jarman is the author of ten poetry collections. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941411353
Publisher: Sarabande Books
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Jarman is the author of 10 previous books of poetry and several collections of essays and reviews. His awards and honors include the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award, the Poets' Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Balcones Poetry Prize, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. He is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

The Heronry

Ruby Throated Moses 3

Cul-de-Sac Idyll 4

Bat 5

Catch and Release 6

Eocene Beech Leaf 7

Then Saw the Problem 8

The Kestrel 9

Expected 10

Spell for Encanto Creek 11

Outward Bound 12

The Heronry 13

Believers, Unbelievers

Reverend "Rev" Rebenek 17

Betsy Moore 19

Aunt Rolla 20

Passed On 21

Mr. Jackson 22

Meg Stanley 24

Brightlingen 26

That Teenager Who Prowled Old Books 27

The Northern Lights 28

In a Bookstore in Hay-on-Wye 30

Bad Girl Singing 32

George W. Bush 33

Wenlock Carston 35

Mickey Lucas 37

The Istanbul Album 39

Another Field

Dünya Abiretin Tarlasidir 43

Friends and Wolves 44

Rest on the Flight into Egypt 45

Walking on Water 46

Bulgarian Icon of The Last Supper 47

The Teachable Moment 48

Milagro 52

Two Islands 53



Boy with a Buttercup 55

Prosím 56

Mothering Sunday 57

Tiel Burn 58

Polska Street 60


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