...and the Sea

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"The consistently high quality of his work, his prodigious output and the ceaseless ambition of his poems has made Christopher Buckley a poet who deserves the attention of any reader interested in the poetry of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century."—Al Maginnes, Tar River Poetry

“I don't think I know of another poet who has such vertical range and depth; Buckley manages to have one foot in the physical muck and tenderness of the world and the other foot planted among the stars and galaxies of the universe. What I also like is his formal restlessness, the different ways he uses to reach his subjects.” —Peter Everwine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931357333
  • Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,198,750
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Buckley
CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY’s most recent book is Sky. With Gary Young Buckley, he is the editor of The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place, and Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems & Poetics from California. He has received a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to visit the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and NEA grants in poetry for 2001 and 1984. He is currently a 2007-2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry. He teaches in the creative writing Program at the University of California Riverside.
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Table of Contents

Memory 3
Waking up in my car at Miramar Point 5
Wooden boats 7
There 9
My history of ancient Egypt 10
Spring sabbatical 12
All but lost 14
Loyalty 19
Philosophy 21
Mystery 23
Poem beginning with a line from Tu Fu 25
Analects of the Essenes 28
All Saints' Day 30
Catechism of the sea 32
Photograph of Pablo Neruda, Chile 1948/Photograph of the author, Eureka, CA 1948 37
G. De Chirico at East Beach, Santa Barbara, 1973 40
My parents' photographs 42
Photograph of John Berryman on the back of Love & fame 48
Photo without cap 51
Grey evenings 55
The sea again 57
Floating 58
Prayer late winter 59
August moon 61
September 63
Apologia pro vita sua 65
Travel 69
The philosophy professor facing retirement 71
Teleology 73
Prophecy 75
Entropy 78
The uncertainty principle 82
Complicity 85
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