Born in Cincinnati, poet Jeffery Harrison was educated at Columbia University. His personal narratives take on themes of intimacy and loss with nuance, clarity, and dark humor. Harrison is the author of several collections of poetry, including Into Daylight (2014), chosen by Tom Sleigh for the Dorset Prize and selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book; Incomplete Knowledge (2006), a runner-up for the Poets’ Prize; Feeding the Fire (2001); and The Singing Underneath (1988), chosen by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series.
Harrison has taught at George Washington University, Phillips Academy, the University of Southern Maine, and Framingham State University. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.