Night of a Thousand Blossoms

Night of a Thousand Blossoms

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Frank X. Gaspar


“Gaspar’s long, prose-like lines—like translations from dreams—surround the reader with their capaciousness and flowing diction.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Frank X. Gaspar is the author of three previous collections of poetry, The Holyoke, Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death, and A Field Guide to the Heavens(winner of the Brittingham Prize for Poetry), and a novel, Leaving Pico, which won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the California Book Award for First Fiction. His work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry 1996 and 2000, among others. His many honors and awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, the Edgar Stanley Award and a Readers' Choice Award (both from Prairie Schooner). Born in Provincetown, MA, he now lives in southern California.

 
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Additional Praise:

“[Frank Gaspar] is one of the best poets writing today.”
The Bloomsbury Review

“. . .one is carried upward by the cool, ineffable beauty [Gaspar’s poems] exude.”
Library Journal

“Gaspar is a genuine talent, a true poet, a real seeker. Trust him; his poems will take you on profound journeys.”
Booklist

“Frank Gaspar’s poems are agile and forceful, their narratives clear and absorbing. In them he is speaking to the reader—but also to himself, or perhaps to some hazy divinity, or to the blue sky. I felt in his voice no attempt to persuade me of anything. I felt only the abiding imperative to get it right. Which is, of course, what real writing is all about.”
Mary Oliver

“No one in America writes as Frank Gaspar does. His poetic voice is distinctive. His poems mutter and fuss in the tone of the sage awake and singing through the night to worry, as we do, the state of the soul in contemporary life. Father, lover, scholar, friend, and poet, he speaks for us as no one else can. And I for one am grateful for this fabulous book.”
Hilda Raz

“Any book that begins with a poem titled ‘I Go Out for a Smoke and Become Mistaken for the Archangel’ and ends on the sentence ‘And so I kicked and kicked’ is bound to contain grand evolutions, and Gaspar delivers. The path he so often weaves—from questions, through catalog of pathetic fallacies, to abstracted answers—can be a stunning rhetorical tapestry….Gorgeous.”
Provincetown Arts

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