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Taking Notes on the Spiritual Landscape

Poet Mark Jarman stalks elusive truths in The Heronry

Mark Jarman’s eleventh poetry collection, The Heronry, contains his central themes of spirituality and nature, his characteristic fondness for abiding in the mystery of ordinary experience, and his quietly fierce moral sense, all conveyed in language that is at once simple and cerebral. Jarman will discuss The Heronry in Buttrick Hall Room 102 on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville on February 23 at 7 p.m.

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Book excerpt: The Heronry

The Heronry is the eleventh collection of poems by celebrated Nashville poet Mark Jarman. The book will be released on January 10, and Jarman will give a public reading from it at Vanderbilt University on February 23. Here’s an early look: two poems.

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