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Night of Pure Breathing Paperback – May 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1934909157 ISBN-10: 1934909157

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  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Hanging Loose Press (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934909157
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934909157
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,906,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gerald Fleming's poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty years. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, whose archives can be found at U.C. Berkeley's Bancroft Library. His most recent books of poetry are NIGHT OF PURE BREATHING from Hanging Loose Press in 2011, and SWIMMER CLIMBING ONTO SHORE from Sixteen Rivers Press in 2005. He has taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers, the most recent of which is Rain, Steam, and Speed (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2004). He lives in Lagunitas, California.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Greene on April 13, 2011
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I am a deep lover of lyric poetry. I just read Night of Pure Breathing, and I can't think of another book that so powerfully takes the prose poem form to rediscover the emotional immediacy of the lyric. Gerald Fleming's poetry foregoes overt autobiography to use fresh, inventive language promoting a humane spirit when we live with such horrific acts as stoning women for adultery. In another poem, we experience the wonders of the "Varied Thrush." Fleming's bold range of subject matter is explored with maturity, wisdom, and vision. This is a truly magical, but painful book in essential ways.
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