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The Sentence

The Sentence

By Morri CreechPublisher: LSU PressISBN: 978-0-8071-8015-0Genre: PoetryPrice: Paperback $19.95; ebook $9.95
Available from: LSU Press

In The Sentence, Morri Creech interrogates our daily lives and experiences to examine the anxieties and despair that often attend our awareness of mortality. Through a variety of subjects, and through styles ranging from rhyme and meter to prose poetry, he takes an unflinching look at what it means to live in the shadow of the end, the common fate to which each of us is sentenced.

MORRI CREECH is the author of four collections of poetry, including The Sleep of Reason, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Blue Rooms. He teaches creative writing in the undergraduate and MFA programs at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.


Rich with sound and imagination, these masterful poems teach us to pay attention to not just the matter of our lives but the music of our lives.

Ada Limón

All poets start out as artists, a blessed few eventually become craftspeople, too. Morri Creech is a craftsperson as well as an artist, and the poems in The Sentence are uncommonly well-made things.

Shane McCrae

The Sentence is Creech’s best book to date, its feats of imagination his most sweeping and its reckonings his most clear-eyed.

David Yezzi