Even So by Gary Young
New and Selected Poems

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"I was struck by the wisdom of this work, a quiet wisdom that inheres in images so fully imagined that one can never forget them. The language has been so thoroughly purified that truth becomes, in the telling, austerely beautiful."—Jay Parini

"There's no word for what Young does, only for what he accomplishes—the capturing of small, daily miracles."—Dorianne Laux

Gary Young is one of the country's best known prose poets and his unique, sinuous, brief style has a flavor all its own. This collection includes work selected from six previously published volumes and two unpublished sequences of new work.

Gary Young lives in Santa Cruz, California.


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Gary Young: Gary Young is a poet and artist. He has received a Pushcart Prize, and his book of poems, The Dream of a Moral Life, won the James D. Phelan Award. He is the author of several other collections of poetry including Hands, Days, Braver Deeds, No Other Life, and most recently, Pleasure.
Published March 13, 2012 by White Pine Press. 260 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By using Osborne’s private notebooks, Heilpern establishes beyond reasonable doubt that Osborne thought of this death and that of his only sibling, an older sister — also from tuberculosis, before Osborne could remember her — as the most formative events in his life and work.

Jan 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Even So: New and Selected Poems

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Since the 1970s, Young has been publishing almost unbelievably intimate and precise poems, most of them in brief, untitled prose blocks, about the small details of love, marriage, parenthood, and close observation of the world at hand.

Apr 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Even So: New and Selected Poems

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