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Day and Night: Bolinas Poems

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"In late August of 1975 when my wife Gailyn and I and our one-and-a-half-year-old daughter arrived in Bolinas, I was almost 29 years old and had become known for writing minimal poetry sometimes consisting of a single word", Aram Saroyan writes in his introduction to Day and Night. "A young writer's ego is a delicate matter, subject as it is to routine battery and assault. ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Black Sparrow Press
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The poet is just a few years older than I and was writing at a particular time and place, both in physical locale and in personal growth, with which I readily connect. So there's that. Then, too, there are brilliant, as in bright and shining, turns of phrase that reach out and grab the reader's very brain and send thoughts spinning through it, like this, the opening line from "Winter Midnight": "Can I let the winter go without a poem?" It's such a reach into timelessness. And projects such a nee ...more
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Aram Saroyan is an American poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright. There has been a resurgence of interest in his work in the 21st century, evidenced by the publication in 2007 of several previous collections reissued together as Complete Minimal Poems. He is the son of author William Saroyan and actress Carol Grace Marcus.
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