Grennan's eighth collection of poems seek out criteria with which to question what is unreliable and what is real, what is mere distraction and what is worthy of attention, what is speculation and what is fact. In prose poems and lyrics, Grennan turns to the immutable power of the natural world and the sustaining forces of art to assign value to what endures, to what finally matters. Here is the poet deeply attuned to the everyday possibilities of love, family, and beauty, and in Matter of Fact, he is at his unmistakable best.
Eamon Grennan is the author of The Quick of It and Still Life with Waterfall, which won the 2003 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the west of Ireland.