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Linda Gregg
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Two of Gregg's poetry collections were reissued in one volume: Too Bright to See & Alma (2001) by Graywolf Press.

D. H. Fairchild's The Art of the Lathe: Poems (1998) was a runner-up for the National Book Award. Fairchild has been compared to Gregg in his meticulous language and perception. His poetry, particularly "Body and Soul" from the aforementioned collection, celebrates working life the way that "A Thirst Against" looks at urban life.

Pulitzer Prize—winning poet W. S. Merwin has expressed his deep admiration for Gregg's writing. In many ways, his subtle and nuanced work resembles hers. His collection The Rain in the Trees: Poems (1988) offers readers a good example of his style as it has evolved over his long career.

The late poet Joseph Brodsky, Nobel laureate and former poet laureate of the United States, has been compared to Gregg. His thoughts about issues...

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