Language is his music and his ear is tuned to it-from liner notes to riff and nuance, this book's sections shift and change between belonging and alienation as they travel the heart's path. This poet speaks of and for the human spirit as he explores our connection with the natural world and with each other. -- Judith Minty
"Greatest Hits is a powerful and welcome debut." -- Thomas Lynch
These are such well-made poems. Manifest is the sharp edge of self-editing and a careful ear. Sheehan understands the traffic between myth and biography, the space between utterance and quiet. Greatest Hits is a powerful and welcome debut. -- Thomas Lynch
These poems display poise and resilience in their constant effort to maintain balance in an often rocky present and in the face of an always uncertain future looming around "the next unpaved turn." Sheehan finds music wherever he can-takes solace in it, celebrates it-the music that blurs the line between "where the body ends and the world begins." The music of this book will stay with you long after you close it. Greatest Hits is a remarkable collection. -- Jim Daniels
About the Author
Marc Sheehan has been awarded grants from the NEA and the MCACA. His poems have appeared in Pennsylvania Review, Cincinnatti Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Sycamore Review, High Plains Literary Review, and elsewhere.