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Announcing Barry Gifford's poetry collection NEW YORK, 1960, in Spring 2016

photo: Garry Winogrand

We're excited to announce that in Spring 2016, we'll be publishing a collection of poetry by poet, essayist, and screenwriter Barry Gifford titled New York, 1960

Gifford is the author of the novel Wild At Heart, which was adapted by David Lynch into the film of the same name. He later co-wrote the screenplay for Lost Highway with Lynch. Gifford is also the author of the short story collection The Roy Stories, the novel Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves, as well as over 50 other works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction.

"GIfford never fails to illuminate what Jack Kerouac called 'the jewel center of interest,' the arresting image or moment in time that allows the reader to become a part of it." 
—John Hicks, New Orleans Review

"What could she be thinking / this girl carrying a suitcase / with her left hand / and a bag with her right?" So begins  New York, 1960, Gifford's newest collection of poetry in his impressive body of work. What follows is a collection that captures the disarray of a life lived with passion, and in many places. In his signature laconic style, Gifford ponders serendipitous acquaintances, mourns the deaths of old friends and squandered relationships, and writes light and love-filled notes to his daughter and granddaughter. An evocative collection from an enduring voice.