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Lawrence Joseph

Lawrence Joseph
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Lawrence Joseph is the author if six books of poetry, including So Where Are We?, Into It and Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos: Poems 1973–1993. He is also the author of two books of prose, Lawyerland, a novel, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose. Among his awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, and he has also taught creative writing at Princeton. He lives in New York City.

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So Where Are We?

So Where Are We?

“So where are we?” asks Lawrence Joseph in the title poem of his powerful and moving sixth book of poetry. Beginning where his acclaimed collection Into It left off, amid the worldwide violence...

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So Where Are We?
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So Where Are We?

Lawrence Joseph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“So where are we?” asks Lawrence Joseph in the title poem of his powerful and moving sixth book of poetry. Beginning where his acclaimed collection Into It left off, amid the worldwide violence...

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Before Our Eyes
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Before Our Eyes

Lawrence Joseph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Visual, auditory, tactile--ever attentive to perception--Lawrence Joseph's third book of poems, Before Our Eyes, generously, almost exotically, blends various tones, atmospheres, and textures...

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Into It
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Into It

Lawrence Joseph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Strikingly contemporary new work by an acclaimed poet

Into It, Lawrence Joseph's fourth book of poems, is as bold a book as any in American poetry today-an attempt to give voice...

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Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos
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Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos

Lawrence Joseph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The first three books by the author of Into It

Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos brings together the poems from Lawrence Joseph's first three books of poetry: Shouting at No One, Curriculum Vitae, and Before Our Eyes. Now in one volume, the poems from these three books can be seen as the work of one of American poetry's most original and challenging poets.

"His poetry works along the front lines, reconnoitering and marking down the slightest moves. If poets can, when confronting the endless shocks and snarls of urban and international life, resist flinching or turning away, they deserve our attention. If what they say about that world comes from a place of vigilance and concern . . . they have earned our admiration." --David Yezzi, Parnassus

"A poet of fierce . . . intensity . . . Joseph writes with an authenticity that is earned, not just acquired." --David Lehman, The Washington Post Book World

"Joseph's poems cut to the quick . . . They gleam with the sharp edge of their truth; they are hard to forget." --James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review

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Lawyerland
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Lawyerland

Lawrence Joseph
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In Lawyerland, Lawrence Joseph brings an unerring ear for dialogue, a cunning artistry, and a prosecutor's radar for loaded testimony to a series of rangy, irreverent conversations with downtown...

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