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Description: "X" is the kiss and betrayal, the embrace, the crucifixion, the mathematical unknown. In his sixth book of poems, James Galvin writes from a deep, philosophical engagement with the landscape and faces a "vertigo of solitude" with his marriage dissolved, his only daughter grown and gone, and the log house he built by hand abandoned. "What did I love that made me believe it would last?" he asks. Something has to be true enough to be Taken for granted. In the hospital I saw An old man Caressing the face of an old woman. This same man, young, caressed her face In just that way. That's the stillness At the center of change- A sadness worth dying for, I swear- There is no other. -from "Dying into What I've Done" "James Galvin has a voice and a world, perhaps the two most difficult things to achieve in poetry."-The Nation "In James Galvin we have a superior poet."-American Book Review "Galvin's poems have the virtues of precise observation and original language, yes, but what he also brings to the table is a rigor of mind and firmness of phrasing which make the slightest of his poems an architectural pleasure."-Harvard Review James Galvin has published five collections of poetry, most recently Resurrection Update: Collected Poems 1975__1997, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Prize. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed prose book, The Meadow and a novel, Fencing the Sky. He lives in Laramie, Wyoming, where he works as a rancher part of each year, and in Iowa City, where he is a member of the permanent faculty of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 0.25" tall
|Dear May Eighth|
|Dear Nobody's Business|
|Wild Irises on Dirty Woman Creek|
|Alpenrose Growing by the Door|
|Dying into What I've Done|
|Promises Are for Liars|
|Conflagration of Opposites|
|Heat Waves in Winter Distance|
|River Edged with Ice|
|Winter Solstice Full Moon at Perigee|
|Show Me Your Original Face, the Face You Had Before Your Parents Were Born|
|Cherry Blossoms Blowing in Wet, Blowing Snow|
|Nature, beside Herself|
|Sunset through Spring Snow|
|Depending on the Wind|
|Putting Down the Night|
|Splinters of the True Cross|
|Nature Averts Her Eyes|
|About the Author|