Winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. Poet
Benjamin S. Grossberg planted his own small orchard a few years ago
near his home in Ohio and called it Sweet Core Orchard, a resonant
name that became the title of his second book of poetry and winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Tampa Review judges
praised the book for its “compelling affirmation of the longer poem . .
. brilliant lyrical and thematic arcs, rich use of archetype and
symbol, and heartening honesty.” Poet and critic Edward Hirsch, a
Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and president of the John
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, describes it as “a brave,
unabashed, at times theological, and utterly exuberant collection of
poems. This book is a beautiful orchard, and there is a sweet wild
energy at its core.”
Also available in paperback.