The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place

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Christopher Buckley, Gary Young
Heyday Books in conjunction with the Clapperstick Institute, 1999 - Poetry - 444 pages
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Ripe with possibilities, with a rich diversity of landscapes and people, California has nurtured poets born and raised on its soil, and has drawn to it established writers from other places. This is an ample and exciting collection in which California's emotional, cultural, and physical landscapes are examined, questioned, and ultimately celebrated.

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The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place (California Poetry Series)

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In their introduction, editors Buckley and Young, both accomplished poets, state, "We set out to gather the best poems we could find that celebrate and witness California and its people.... Many of ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Christopher Buckley was born December 24, 1952. He is an American political satirist and the author of novels including God Is My Broker, Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, The White House Mess, No Way to Treat a First Lady, Wet Work, Florence of Arabia, Boomsday, Supreme Courtship, and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir. He is the son of William F. Buckley Jr. and Patricia Buckley. Buckley, like his father, graduated from Yale University, as a member of Skull and Bones. He became managing editor of Esquire Magazine and later worked as the chief speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush. This experience led to his novel The White House Mess, a satire on White House office politics and political memoirs.

Young is the author of three previous collections of poems.

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