Jeffrey Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison’s fifth full-length book of poetry, Into Daylight, was published by Tupelo Press in April 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in 2015. More recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review, Best American Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, The Hudson Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

Fall 2014

Politics of the Dead

By Jeffrey Harrison

1. When we opened his “Bye-bye File,” we found, among the bank codes, passwords, insurance information, power of attorney, and living will, a dozen or so right-wing articles our father […]

Winter 1999

Horseshoe Contest

By Jeffrey Harrison

East Woodstock, Connecticut Fourth of July After the parade of tractors and fire trucks, old cars and makeshift floats, after speeches by the minister and selectman, after the cakewalk and […]

Summer 1996


By Jeffrey Harrison

Two days before I left for Mexicoto see the eclipse, we watched a litmus stripturn blue, and knew you were pregnant. Sunlight brightened the apartment all morning,then slipped away as […]