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Chosen by the Lion

Linda Gregg
Chosen by the Lion is Linda Gregg's fourth collection, and her most eloquent, bespeaking a deeply personal reconciliation with the loss of love. Gregg is able to take common experience, to see it clearly, in all its mundane and ordinary complexity. But in her poetry, that experience is also explored in its affinity to the gods, to the ways of nature. The result is an experience that is firmly grounded in the ordinary, yet transformed spiritually.

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The fourth collection by a poet who "engage[s] the sublime and the tremendous, in our polluted and corrupt time" (Gerald Stern)

About the Author

Linda  Gregg
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Linda Gregg is the author of seven books of poetry: Too Bright to See, Alma, The Sacraments of Desire, Chosen by the Lion, Things and FleshIn the Middle Distance, and All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems, which received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, among others. Gregg has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She received the PEN/Voelcker Award in Poetry for achievement across her career. She lives in New York City. 
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