Podcast: Barry Gifford and Willy Vlautin celebrate the release of Gifford’s Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems at City Lights Bookstore

October 12, 2012

Barry Gifford and Willy Vlautin met for an evening to celebrate the release of Gifford’s Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems (Seven Stories Press) at City Lights Bookstore on May 31st, 2012. Published in The New YorkerLa Nouvelle Revue Française, and in nearly a hundred magazines and poetry journals from Los Angeles to Tokyo; from Lawrence, Kansas to Rome; Madrid; Paris; London; Beijing and Bucharest, poems by Barry Gifford have been describing and changing our world for nearly half a century. Here in one volume for the first time is the poet’s own choices from his nine previous collections, as well as a rich selection of new poems. Altogether, Imagining Paradise represents the tremendous achievement of an underground poet who lasted.

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