Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California

Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California

by Christopher Buckley
     
 

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BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC features poems from ninety poets, including Killarney Clary, Wanda Coleman, Peter Everwine, Richard Garcia, Amy Gerstler, Robert Hass, Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, Mark Jarman, Dorianne Laux, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Morton Marcus, Czeslaw Milosz, Luis Omar Salinas, David St. John, Joseph Stroud, Amy Uyematsu, Diane Wakoski…  See more details below

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BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC features poems from ninety poets, including Killarney Clary, Wanda Coleman, Peter Everwine, Richard Garcia, Amy Gerstler, Robert Hass, Eloise Klein Healy, Jane Hirshfield, Garrett Hongo, Mark Jarman, Dorianne Laux, Philip Levine, Larry Levis, Morton Marcus, Czeslaw Milosz, Luis Omar Salinas, David St. John, Joseph Stroud, Amy Uyematsu, Diane Wakoski, Charles Wright, and Al Young, among many others. This great anthology also includes twenty-two essays from poets, including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Mark Jarman, Diane Wakoski, Charles Harper Webb, and more. "Speaking is natural; writing is not. Prose and poetry will forever combine and recombine to express what utterly needs to be told"--Al Young. "A prose poem has the shape of water; it spreads out. Some poems are that expansive, that open and fluid, and their shape needs to reflect their nature . . ."--Marsha de la O.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965523981
Publisher:
Greenhouse Review Press/Alcatraz Editions
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Buckley's fifteenth book of poetry, Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007, was published by Tupelo Press in 2008, and Rolling the Bones appeared from Eastern Washington University Press later that year. With Gary Young, Buckley is the editor of The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place (Heyday Books, 1999), and has recently edited the poetry anthology Homage To Vallejo (Greenhouse Review Press, 2006) and, with Alexander Long, A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004). He has received a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of NEA grants in poetry for 2001 and 1984. He is a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry for 2007-2008. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of California Riverside.

Gary Young is a poet and artist whose honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vogelstein Foundation, and the California Arts Council. He has received two fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, 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, which won the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize, and No Other Life, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. With Christopher Buckley he edited The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place. His most recent book is Pleasure, and Even So: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from White Pine Press. Since 1975 he has designed, illustrated, and printed limited edition books and broadsides at his Greenhouse Review Press. His print work is represented in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Getty Center for the Arts, and special collection libraries throughout the country. He teaches at the University of California Santa Cruz.

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