Gary Young


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.

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