What's the Story?: Reflections on a Life Grown Long

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Green Writers Press
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5.46 X 8.49 X 0.47 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Sydney Lea was Vermont's 2011-2015 Poet Laureate. He has published numerous books in multiple genres, among them Pursuit of a Wound, a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He is the founder of New England Review and has been awarded Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim fellowships; he has taught at Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont, and Middlebury colleges, as well as at Switzerland's Franklin College and Budapest's National Hungarian University. His stories, poems, essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and many other periodicals, as well as in more than fifty anthologies. He lives in Newbury, Vermont, and he is active both in community literacy efforts and in environmental conservation.


"The book is called What's the Story, an essay collection. They are surprising, even sometimes shocking, brief, aching, funny, and nostalgic -- for all that is deeply felt, real, awkward, companionable and human."
--Numéro Cinq

--Numéro Cinq

"These short prose reflections offer a glimpse into the life of one of our most prolific writers--poet, novelist, essayist; also father, husband, grandparent--by turns elegiac and humorous." --Howard Frank Mosher, author of God's Kingdom

--Howard Frank Mosher

"The 'chapters' of this strong and elegant book are actually never longer than two or three pages: big-poem length. Which makes reading it rhythmically satisfying, with its jazz-like riffs, in rich, far from prosaic prose by a man at the top of his game.." --David Gullette, Ploughshares