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Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson’s new book of poems, The Selvage, will be published this fall by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan.


The Self in the Poem

Spring 2012 | Essays

Through you I shall be born again; myself again and again; myself without others; myself with a tomb; myself beyond death. I imagine you taking my name; I imagine you saying “myself myself” again and again. And suddenly there will be no blue sky [...]

Life Among Others

The lyric poem is a form of social speaking. This simple, self-evident feature has often been obscured or overshadowed by the lyric’s prized affinity for inwardness. But the very trait we prize—the public face of privacy—is paradoxical, remindi [...]