The Cuckoo - Streckfus, Peter - Yale University Press
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Peter Streckfus; Foreword by Louise Glück
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The winner of the 2003 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Peter Streckfus’s The Cuckoo, chosen by competition judge and Poet Laureate Louise Glück. It is Glück’s first selection as judge. In this unforgettable, daring first collection, Peter Streckfus offers the reader poems of deep originality and astonishing power. Taking his inspiration from both American and Chinese culture, Streckfus seems an impossible combination of John Ashbery and Ezra Pound. In her Foreword, Glück praises Streckfus’s art for its “nonsense and mystery,” its “mesmerizing beauty” and “luminous high-mindedness.”
Peter Streckfus lives in San Francisco with his wife. His poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Matrix, Natural Bridge, Phoebe, Pleiades, and Slope.
The Yale Series of Younger Poets remains the most prestigious [of poetry contests].
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