Voices Bright Flags: Poems

Winner of the Ninth Anthony Hecht Prize, judged by Heather McHugh (Waywiser Press, 2014) Voices Bright Flags is a series of experiments in what is sometimes called public poetry, with my country, and my relation to it, as the main theme. The poems approach America from a range of perspectives—political, historical, and also personal—and in […] Read more ...

Weighing Light: Poems

JACKET COPY The fifth winner of the annual New Criterion Poetry Prize is Geoffrey Brock’s Weighing Light. From the glinting scales in a painting by Vermeer to the white lines that disappear beneath a headlight’s beam, Mr. Brock’s poems measure out the often elusive weights and distances of the known world, confronting the unruly powers that […] Read more ...