Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr was born in 1947 and is the author of more than ten poetry collections. He’s also published volumes of essays and a memoir. His poetry has been translated into at least ten languages and is noted for its short lyrical style. He finds the transformative power of poetry to be a therapeutic means of expression.

Gathering the Bones Together

The poem ‘Gathering the Bones Together’ describes the grief and trauma that Gregory Orr had to go through after accidentally killing his younger brother.

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Origin of the Marble Forest

‘Origin of the Marble Forest’ by Gregory Orr is an interesting and moving poem about someone’s past relationships. The speaker declares them “stone,” solidifying them in their life forever. 

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Two Lines from the Brothers Grimm

‘Two Lines from the Brothers Grimm’ by Gregory Orr is a short and impactful poem. In it, the speaker describes approaching dangers and the need to escape them with his sibling. 

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