Gregory Orr is theĀ author of thirteen collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Selected Books of the Beloved. Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Virginia, he founded its MFA Program in Writing. He lives with his wife, the painter Trisha Orr, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Published Works

Selected Books of the Beloved
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry


The Turning Point: Shaping a Poetic Life

March 23, 2023 1PM – 2PM

Acclaimed Virginia-based poets Janine Joseph, Gregory Orr, and Kiki Petrosino take a look back at their lives and works.

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