Seeking Light: New & Selected Later Poems

 
9781937968090: Seeking Light: New & Selected Later Poems

In celebration of the poet Jonathan Greene turning 70, this volume gathers verse from the preceding fifteen years of his writing and includes poems never before published or previously appearing only in very limited editions.

"...his concerns - nature, mortality, love, politics, art, memory, loss - are large, and the cumulative effect is what only the best art can give us, our very existence altered, enriched" Ron Rash

"Jonathan Greene is the real thing. The reader is in for an extraordinary symphony of pleasure and insight." Julia Alvarez

"These finely distilled poems show us the way without getting in the way - worth holding on to for a long, long time!" John Brandi

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About the Author:

Jonathan Greene is the author of over 30 books and more than 250 poems that have appeared in over scores of magazines and anthologies. He was born in New York City in 1943, and lived in San Francisco in the 1960s. He graduated from Bard College in 1965, where he studied American Literature with Ralph Ellison. He has also studied poetry with Robert Lowell and folklore with Alan Dundes.

Since 1965 Greene has edited and published over 50 books under the Gnomon Press imprint, including works by Robert Duncan, Wendell Berry, Jonathan Williams, James Still and others. He now does free-lance book design and has won a number of awards in the field.

Greene moved to Kentucky in 1966, where he still lives on a farm outside of Frankfort with his wife, Dobree Adams, a noted weaver and photographer.

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