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Author: John High

A recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships, John High has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and Arts International. He is a member of the Moscow Club Poetry and a founding editor of Five Fingers Review. Poet, translator, Zen monk—he has written ten books, including the novel THE DESIRE NOTEBOOKS. VANISHING ACTS is the fourth volume in the interconnected series of poetry collections following HERE, A BOOK OF UNKNOWING, and YOU ARE EVERYTHING YOU ARE NOT. He has taught creative writing and literature in Moscow, Istanbul, Hangzhou, and San Francisco, and currently directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn.

A Book of Unknowing
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A Book of Unknowing

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Poetry. "Imagine a novel whose setting is dark and indeterminate, whose nameless characters are shadowy, and whose circular plot unfolds timelessly—and you will be imagining John High's A BOOK OF UNKNOWING. These powerful poems, whose language rushe...

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Bloodline
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Bloodline

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Poetry. "High's work is incandescent; it hardly matters what you call it-story, poem, or as C.D. Wright called it, a 'poem-noir'"-Witz. High's prose is dense and mystical, and he "opens the seams of silence. Released, the voiceless callings and form...

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Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry
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Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry

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Poetry. Edited by John High and Vitaly Chernetsky, Thomas Epstein, Lyn Hejinian, Patrick Henry, Gerald Janecek, and Laura Weeks, this anthology traces the course of Russian poetry at perhaps its most crucial moment since the early nineteenth century...

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Here: A Poem for Billy High 1959-2004
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Here: A Poem for Billy High 1959-2004

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Poetry. "Reading this poem.we become aware of the 'leaves and ghosts of leaves,' crows, jays, tulips, lilacs and rain. Writing the natural world begins and ends with a 'vanishing out here among us.' And time, the 'empty boat,' implies the emptiness ...

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vanishing acts
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vanishing acts

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Poetry. "VANISHING ACTS is an astounding, yet oddly casual and unselfconscious, achievement. In a dark land beyond death, a cast of characters—including a one-eyed boy, a mute girl, carnival performers, bicyclists, handless monks, ghost-women, film-...

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you are everything you are not
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you are everything you are not

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Poetry. "Sometimes questions are answers and answers are questions in these dialogic verses. Death, love, history, sorrow, language, joy and prayer are subjects masterfully interwoven in John High's bardic and ecstatic lines. YOU ARE EVERYTHING YOU ...

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