No Other Life gathers in a single volume two earlier books by Gary Young, Days and the award-winning Braver Deeds, with the final book in his trilogy, If He Had. Utilizing a radically brief prose poem that in its spare lucidity leaves after images burned into the readers imagination, Young weaves a pattern of compelling and often harrowing correspondences that Ethan Paquin described in Quarterly West as an exploration of thresholds, of levels of human endurance. Although every poem stands as an independent utterance, each book suggests a discrete poetic unit, and the entire trilogy can be read as a long poem in three parts. Critic Stephen Kessler has written: despite the tragedy at the heart of this work, there is also a sense of redemption and inspiration, of art capturing life at its most uncontrollable and squeezing out of it a sweetness that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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GARY YOUNG, husband and father of two, is a master letterpress printer, longtime teacher, and much-collected visual artist. He is the author of four previous collections of poems, Hands, The Dream of a Moral Life, Days, and Braver Deeds which won the 1999 Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Poetry, Antaeus, The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review and The Nation. Among his honors are the James D. Phelan Award, a Pushcart Prize, and grants from the Vogelstein Foundation and the California Arts Council. He has been awards fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowmentfor the Humanities. He edits the Greenhouse Review Press and is a well-known printer and book artist whose work is represented in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Getty Center for the Arts. Young lives and works in the Santa Cruz mountains.Review:
...This is a book one must wrestle with as well as read. -- Sherod Santos
Gary Young has honed a sinuous, brief prose-poem form that carries a flavor uniquely its own... -- Jane Hirshfield
The language has been so thoroughly puri?ed that truth becomes, in the telling, austerely beautiful. -- Jay Parini
There's no word for what Young does, only for what he accomplishes... -- Dorianne Laux
Transparent and refreshing, vital... This is a book Basho would admire. -- Sam Hamill
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Descrizione libro Creative Arts Book Company, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0887394957
Descrizione libro Creative Arts Book Company, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110887394957
Descrizione libro Creative Arts Book Company. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0887394957 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.0486950