WINNER of the first annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
"Morri Creech's Field Knowledge has given me more pleasure than any book I have read in years. The judges of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize clearly knew their business" - Frank Kermode
"Gorgeous as they are, these poems maintain a fine tension between earthly splendors and spiritual anxieties… Dazzling” – Susan Ludwigson
Morri Creech was born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina in 1970, and was educated at Winthrop University and McNeese State University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Criterion, The New Republic, and elsewhere. He has published one previous poetry collection, Paper Cathedrals and has received the Stan and Tom Wick Award from Kent State University Press, a $15,000 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine and the Modern Poetry Foundation, and artist’s fellowship from The Louisiana Division of the Arts. He has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
“Morri Creech uncovers for us the world as unspeakable enigma … Each thing he holds up to the eye is lit from inside with the fire of its own passing away and its own eternity… These poems transform by a deepest magic.” – Li-Young Lee