Terroir

Terroir The first full length collection in than a decade from the award winning poet and author of the bestselling novel Gap Creek Robert Morgan has won acclaim for sonorous poems rooted in his native Blue R

  • Title: Terroir
  • Author: Robert Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780143120193
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first full length collection in than a decade from the award winning poet and author of the bestselling novel Gap Creek Robert Morgan has won acclaim for sonorous poems rooted in his native Blue Ridge Mountains that feature taut, forceful, often haunting imagery and carefully chiseled phrases The poems in Terroir build on his earlier work but reach out in seThe first full length collection in than a decade from the award winning poet and author of the bestselling novel Gap Creek Robert Morgan has won acclaim for sonorous poems rooted in his native Blue Ridge Mountains that feature taut, forceful, often haunting imagery and carefully chiseled phrases The poems in Terroir build on his earlier work but reach out in several new directions, exploring memory, family narratives, the natural world of trees and forest animals, and the poetry of work Readers of Morgan s fiction will recognize many places, themes, and voices, while fans of his poetry will see a fresh energy in poems drawing on science and folklore, Native American history, and music These elegantly written poems celebrate everything from the bonds of friendship and community to the fleeting sparkle of a drop of rain, discovering wonder in the local and familiar, the sacred in the everyday.

    472 Comment

    • Dan Gobble says:

      Great poems offering snippets of insight and wonder from nature, mountain life, mountain people, and a way of being present on mountains and making a life there that by-and-large have disappeared. Thanks to poets like Morgan who help preserve some snapshots of what was and what still could be.

    • Jeanne says:

      I actually like quite a few poems in this collection!! Of course there were also quite a few that I didn't like and one or two that I really disliked but that's what tends to happen in a collection.However, I doubt that any of the ones I did like will sit with me for long. Should I find myself wanting to return to this collection in a years time I'll likely bump my rating up a star.

    • Byram says:

      I think I've found that I like poetry about nature, so perhaps my positive review was a foregone conclusion. Not that the entire collection is about nature, but his purpose, as the title suggests, is to paint an environment, one that is self-reflective yet casts new viewpoints on familiar scenes, as all good poetry does. The language and prosody is accessible while still being a treat for the mind to process, which is perfect for an amateur poetry connoisseur such as myself. Even when he venture [...]

    • Anders says:

      This was okay. It started off rather fun. Morgan sticks to meter pretty well so his poems are kind of bouncy and he's got some cool elements to them--nature, subtlety, incursion of humans into nature, etc. A lot of them read like memories. But ultimately I got tired of them by the end. I really bought this book because the cover was so awesome. I still think the cover is great. And there are a few choice poems I wouldn't mind reading again. Other than that, I might advise you to look elsewhere f [...]

    • Sheindal says:

      Robert Morgan sees the things that I seed so much more! Combining a Carolina Mountain childhood with a classical education, one cannot help but soar with him. Potatoes that are homesick, dead trees carrying seeds like Jonny Appleseed's canoe. Creek Indians would kill a man with a compass for they had come to rip their land from themwho knew? I read this collection in a single sitting and am looking forward to returning again and again.

    • Kahri Lynn says:

      Such a sense of place! I am whisked away to his mountains and pastures and can clearly see what his word pictures have recreated. I am a nature lover and this is a poet who clearly has an eye (and words) for both the lovely and unlovely found in nature.

    • Michal Mahgerefteh says:

      I enjoyed reading this collection.

    • Rita Quillen says:

      The scientist-poet strikes again!! and writes the most amazing poems that make you stop, go look at things in nature again the world.

    • Sue Lipton says:

      He does a great job with sense of place, much like Ron Rash.

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