At the Edge of the Orchard Country by Robert Morgan


At the Edge of the Orchard Country by Robert Morgan


Carolina Classics Editions

ISBN 978-1-941209-14-1

8.5 x 5.5 paperback, 76 pages

Originally published 1987 by Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT

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Praise for Robert Morgan


Robert Morgan has a rare and cunning gift: he can sift through the detritus of the past, pluck objects and images from his memory (especially his childhood) and elevate them to the point where they become—in the sense that Joseph Campbell uses the word—‘numinous.’


—Gary CardenThe Smoky Mountain News


Robert Morgan's poems are always exciting for their precise knowledge of country things, and of how things go in the world of natural fact and process.


—Richard Wilbur, Former US Poet Laureate


Morgan remains one of our keenest poets of lucidity and attention and makes sacred the peripheral, the often unsung. He stares deeply into that which we rarely consider, as all good poets do. 


—Oxford American


Any new collection of poems by Robert Morgan is a gift …. In the past thirty years I have learned a great deal from this man, who is exemplary as a poet, as a prose writer, and as a human being. 


—Ted Kooser, Former US Poet Laureate

About the Author

Robert Morgan is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently Terroir, 2011. He has also published nine volumes of fiction, including Gap Creek, a New York Times bestseller. A sequel to Gap Creek, The Road From Gap Creek, was published in 2013. A new novel, North Star, is forthcoming in 2015. In addition, he is the author of three nonfiction books, Good Measure: EssaysInterviewsand Notes on Poetry; Boone: A Biography; and Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion, 2011. He has been awarded the James G. Hanes Poetry Prize by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Academy Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2013 he received the History Award Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Arts Council, he has served as visiting writer at Davidson College, Furman, Duke, Appalachian State, and East Carolina universities. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, he was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010. Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, October 3, 1944, he has taught since 1971 at Cornell University, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

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