Jorie Graham was born in 1950 in New York City, raised in Rome, Italy, and educated in Paris, France. She is most recently the author of Fast (Ecco Press, 2017). Her previous works include Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994 (Ecco, 1997), which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Place (2012), for which she became the first American woman to win the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection. Her awards include the MacArthur Fellowship, and Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She currently works as the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University.
Jorie Graham, excerpt from “Positive Feedback Loop” from Sea Change. Copyright © 2009 by Jorie Graham. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
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