The Birthday Party
– Gary Gildner
This collection of poems is a companion volume to The Swing, in which the award-winning poet’s fascination with life on a remote Idaho farmstead inspires reflections of wonder about the perceptions of his young daughter as well as the natural world.
Gary Gildner lives in Idaho’s Clearwater Mountains. He has published eighteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, his most recent being My Grandfather’s Book (Michigan State University Press, 2002), a memoir. He has won numerous awards for poetry, including the Theodore Roethke Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry. He has taught at universities across the country, and has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Poland and Czechoslovakia.
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