Today's poem is "The Doctor Rebuilds a Hand"
from Even So

White Pine Press

Gary Young is a poet and artist whose honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vogelstein Foundation, the California Arts Council, and two fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has received a Pushcart Prize, and his book of poems The Dream of a Moral Life won the James D. Phelan Award. He is the author of several other collections of poetry, including Hands; Days; Braver Deeds, which won the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize; No Other Life, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America; and Pleasure. He is the co-editor of The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place and Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California. Since 1975 he has designed, illustrated and printed limited edition books and broadsides at his Greenhouse Review Press. His print work is represented in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Getty Center for the Arts, and special collection libraries throughout the country. In 2009 he received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. He teaches creative writing and directs the Cowell Press at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Books by Gary Young:

Other poems on the web by Gary Young:
Four poems
[I discovered a journal in the children's ward, and read]
Four poems

Gary Young's Website.

Gary Young According to Wikipedia.

About Even So:

"Gary Young has honed a sinous, brief prose-poem form that carries a flavor, uniquely its own—unflinching, strigent in beauty, austerely moving."
—Jane Hirshfield

"I was struck by the wisdom of this work, a quiet wisdom that inheres in images so fully imagined that one can never forget them. The language has been so throughly purified that truth becomes, in the telling, austerely beautiful."
—Jay Parini

"There’s no word for what Young does, only for what he accomplishes—the capturing of small, daily miracles."
—Dorianne Laux

"Like a modern day realist’s morality tales, these poems are backed by a moral prupose as compelling and dramatic as it is instructive and wise. This is a book one must wrestle with as well as read."
—Sherod Santos

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