Gary Young


Santa Cruz, CA 95060-9706

Author's Bio

Gary Young has been awarded grants from the NEA and the NEH. He’s received a Pushcart Prize, and his book of poems, The Dream of a Moral Life, won the James D. Phelan Award. He is the author of several other collections of poetry including Hands; Days; Braver Deeds, winner the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize; No Other Life, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award; Pleasure; and Even So: New and Selected Poems. His most recent books are That’s What I Thought, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award from Persea Books, and Precious Mirror, translations from the Japanese. In 2009 He received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. He teaches creative writing and directs the Cowell Press at UC Santa Cruz.

Publications & Prizes

Precious Mirror, translations from the Japanese (White Pine Press, 2018)
That's What I Thought (Persea Books, 2018)
Even So: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2012)
Pleasure (Heyday Books, 2006)
No Other Life (Heyday Books, 2005)
Braver Deeds (Gibbs Smith, 1999)
Days (Silverfish Review Press, 1997)
The Dream of a Moral Life (Copper Beech Press, 1990)
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Kenyon Review

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Last update: May 22, 2019