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Resurrection Update: Collected Poems, 1975-1997

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The complete works of an extraordinary poet who consistently refines the notion of what constitutes an American sound.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Copper Canyon Press
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M.B.
Apr 03, 2009 M.B. rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me by a friend. For about the first third I thought, yeah, this is good, but not head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest good. Then it got head-and-shoulders-above-most-other-contemporary-poets good, really striking, beautiful images, a few images that really just sock you in the gut, really intelligent poems, beautifully crafted. Smart and quietly searing, they really conjure an atmosphere, their own world.
Lucas
Dec 18, 2009 Lucas rated it really liked it
sexy, woodsy grandpa shit.
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Brie's rating: 4 stars

James Galvin, is for me, a poet of place. He grew up in Northern Colorado, and now divides his time between Iowa City where he is a professor at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and Tie Siding, Wyoming where he works as a rancher for a portion of each year. Mr. Galvin’s poems should be part of any Wyomingite’s reading (whether as a new addition to a list or a classic, as his works have become for me). His work is philosophical, but rema
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James Galvin, is for me, a poet of place. He grew up in Northern Colorado, and now divides his time between Iowa City where he is a professor at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and Tie Siding, Wyoming where he works as a rancher for a portion of each year. Mr. Galvin’s poems should be part of any Wyomingite’s reading (whether as a new addition to a list or a classic, as his works have become for me). His work is philosophical, but remains grounded in the reality of the natural world. He does not pri ...more
John Pappas
Jul 27, 2011 John Pappas rated it really liked it
You can almost smell the spruce and scrub grass when Galvin describes the lonely landscapes of the West, and the men and women who wander under the winter sky, in his collected works through 1997. Ranging from the prescient and observant to the abstract and surreal, these poems capture a range of feelings and experiences, but nowhere are they more acute and moving than in the prose poems in the first section of this book, Imaginary Timber, and scattered throughout the rest of these collected wor ...more
David Clark
Mar 18, 2015 David Clark rated it it was amazing
Not since Ted Hugh's, Birthday Letters, have I been so captivated with a poet. Galvin's work is simultaneously the metaphysical musing and the visceral moving that gathers the soul and lovingly tugs it through a western landscape that is as beautiful as it is devastating.
Brian Morrison
Dec 22, 2007 Brian Morrison rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: emily galvin
Shelves: poetry
james galvin is probably my favorite living poet. yeah. probably.
Craig Morgan Teicher
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Everybody needs this.
George
Jul 29, 2011 George rated it it was amazing
A wonderful gathering of Galvin's poems (selected).
Melissa Jackson
Aug 30, 2010 Melissa Jackson rated it it was ok
Galvin has a starkly beautiful way of writing. His poems can cut through you. There are some incredible poems in this collection, but I was disappointed overall. Then again, after reading the opus that is "X", I was probably destined for a letdown.
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“Let us begin with a simple line,
Drawn as a child would draw it,
To indicate the horizon,

More real than the real horizon,
Which is less than line,
Which is visible abstraction, a ratio.

The line ravishes the page with implications
Of white earth, white sky!”
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