Audio/Video Readings

The Dodge Festival 2018 Performance of “The Beloved Cycle” Gregory Orr/The Parkington Sisters


Gregory Orr/The Parkington Sisters: “The Beloved: A Poem and Song Cycle” Palm Beach Poetry Festival January 21, 2021 (Thomas Lux Memorial Reading). Original poems by Gregory Orr set to music and sung by the Parkington Sisters (first performed at the Dodge Poetry Festival, October 20,2018)

Gregory Orr reading from Selected Books of the Beloved at the Poetry Society of Northern Virginia March 5th 2022

May 30, 2019

On Being with Krista Tippett

Gregory Orr — Shaping Grief With Language

September 17, 2014 – Aquinas College’s Contemporary Writers Series

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) – On September 17, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents poet and award-winning writer Gregory Orr. A master of short, lyric free verse, Orr is the author of eleven collections of poetry. His most recent volumes include: Selected Books of the Beloved, The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, River Inside the River, How Beautiful the Beloved, and Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved. His memoir, The Blessing, was chosen by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the fifty best non-fiction books of 2002.

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September 30, 2013 – PBS News Hour

 The untitled poem from Orr’s latest collection, “River Inside the River“ continues a sequence of poems on that theme.

The “beloved” can be any object of affection: a person, a place, a pet. And it is within those targets of love — and our relationships to them — that Orr finds meaning for his life. “Without any sense [of] the beloved, it seems to me the world goes dead, or the world goes just to self, which is even worse,” Orr said.

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January 11, 2013 – Poets in Person Episode 6

The Cortland Review invites you to Charlottesville, VA to visit poet Gregory Orr, his wife, the painter Trisha Orr, Georgie the dog, and their 4 cats. This video is provided in HD as part of our Poets in Person web series.

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October 9, 2008 – United States at the Third International Festival of the Languages of the Americas

December 15, 2008 — University of Virginia English professor and poet Gregory Orr represented the United States at the Third International Festival of the Languages of the Americas, held Oct. 9 at the Centro Cultural Universitario at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.

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Additional videos of Gregory Orr may be found on YouTube.