That’s What I Thought
Winner of the 2017 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award
Gary Young builds on his remarkable oeuvre with this heartening volume, his seventh. His new poems, full of the pleasures and concerns of everyday life, brim with subtle wit and wisdom. Set implicitly along the coastal landscape of northern California, Young’s longtime home, they are latest achievements of a poet renown for “the capturing of small, daily miracles” (Dorianne Laux) in his masterful prose poems.
“...a unique combination of wisdom and terror, engendering a kind of sad calm, a hard-earned acceptance of life’s difficulty and openness toits beauty.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review for Even So
“The warmth and honesty of Young’s poems are as durable as their precision and insight.”
Gary Young is a poet, artist, and translator. He teaches creative writing and directs the Cowell Press at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Paperback / $15.95 (Can $21.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-494-2 / 80 pages / Poetry