blackbird Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1



   Larry Levis—The Poet & His Prose
   Levis Remembered  audio icon

Christopher Buckley is professor and chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside. His sixteen books of poetry include Modern History: Prose Poems 1987–2007 (Tupelo Press, 2008); . . . and the Sea (Sheep Meadow Press, 2006); Sky (Sheep Meadow Press, 2004); Star Apocrypha (TriQuarterly Books, 2001); Fall From Grace (Bk Mk Press, 1998); Camino Cielo (Orchises Press, 1997); A Short History of Light, the winning entry in the Painted Hills Reviews first annual book contest (Painted Hills Press, 1994); Dark Matter (Copper Beech Press of Brown University, 1993); Blue Autumn (Copper Beech Press of Brown University, 1990); Blossoms and Bones: On the Life and Work of Georgia O’Keefe (Vanderbilt University Press, 1988); Dust Light, Leaves (Vanderbilt University Press, 1986); Last Rites (Ithaca House, 1980); and Other Lives (Ithaca House, 1980).

Buckley has edited A Condition of the Spirit: The Life and Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004) with Alexander Long, What Will Suffice: Contemporary American Poets on the Art of Poetry (Peregrin Smith Books, 1995) with Chrisophter Merrill, and On the Poetry of Philip Levine: Stranger to Nothing (University of Michigan Press, 1991).  

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