The Quick of It
Author: Eamon Grennan
Publisher: Graywolf Press (2005)
The poems in Eamon Grennan's The Quick of It—each one without title and compacted into ten taught lines—are rendered with exquisite detail and reverence for the everyday elements of weather, landscape, family, art, questions. Grennan's poems are persistent, amplified acts of attention, proving with every detail-light glancing off stone, an orange stem framing a Chardin still life, the contours of the body trapping the mind-that we are our best selves when we are most alert.