Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Poet Focus: Mark Jarman

Last week, we featured a review of Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems by Mark Jarman, here at Tweetspeak Poetry . Published in 2011, it’s a wonderful volume covering poetry collections from the 1970s through the 2000s. And what it covers thematically is an initial focus on autobiography and childhood in his early poetry to the poetry of faith and doubt in his later poems.

Jarman’s poetry is such that one gets interested in the poet – his background, his personality, where he comes from, and how all of this eventually finds its way into his poems. Jarman did that for me, and as I read about his life I began to understand why his poetry appeals to me as strongly as it does.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry

1 comment:

nance said...


i just received
"the black riviera"
signed 2/4/94
to alisia
with warm wishes
mark jarman
the poems
with lined lines
a few
some in pencil
some in pen
black and blue