The Names of Things Are Leaving

Winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
“Jordan Smith’s poems have the integrity of American oak and the systematic grace of music, which is their subject,” writes David Rigsbee. This is the latest collection by the poet who won the first Tampa Review Prize for Poetry with For Appearances. Of his new book, Karen Swenson says, “Smith makes stunning music, which draws you in to the dance.” John Drury adds, “The names of things may be leaving, but not if Jordan Smith’s marvelous, magnificent poems can help it.”

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Dimensions 6 × 9 in


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