Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets
David Biespiel (Author)
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DescriptionLong Journey showcases work by over eighty of the Pacific Northwest's leading poets. Of the nearly two hundred poems collected in this remarkable anthology--the first of its kind for the Northwest--most are new and previously unpublished, providing readers with a fresh look at the state of contemporary poetry in the region. Featuring poets from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana.
Oregon State University Press
October 15, 2006
5.9 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
DAVID BIESPIEL is the author of A Long, High Whistle, a collection of pieces drawn from his long-standing column in The Oregonian about writing and poetry that won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction. He has also written five books of poetry, most recently Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women, which was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation and received the 2011 Oregon Book Award for Poetry, and a book on creativity, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces. He is the editor of the Everyman's Library edition of Poems of the American South and Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets, which received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He writes the Poetry Wire column for The Rumpus. Among his honors are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a Lannan Fellowship. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.
"This is a wonderful book, filled to the brim with a startling and refreshing panoply of voices.... a beautiful and scintillating collection to hold in your hands." -- Chris Faatz