Home Grown: Through Grief to Courage: Poet Gregory Orr

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we are lucky enough to have one of our guests not come through, because this means David gets to spend the entire show with UVA professor and nationally revered poet Gregory Orr. Greg’s next book is The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, and he’ll have a launch event on June 18 at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Greg about lyric poetry in general and about his lyric poetry in particular. We talk teaching it, writing it, the power of language, the effect of experience, being young, growing old, and how Greg makes us simultaneously week and find courage. It’s a lover of language fighting for its power here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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