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      Poems

      by James Galvin

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      • Release date: May 1, 2003
      • Genres: poetry
      • Language: english
      • Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
      • Format: paperback, 96 pages
      • Author: James Galvin
      • ISBN: 9781556591914 (1556591918)

      About The Book

      “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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