Gary Young is a poet, artist, printer, and educator. His numerous awards include recognition from the Poetry Society of America—the 2013 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award (2013), the Shelley Memorial Award (2009), the William Carlos Williams Award (2003), and the Lyric Poem Award (2001). Gary has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, and his print work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Getty Center for the Arts, and special collection libraries throughout the country. He teaches Creative Writing, and is the Director of the Cowell Press at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Gary's most recent book, Even So: New and Selected Poems, includes a retrospective sampling of poems from his previous works, as well as two sections of new poems.

Watch for Gary's new books, inspired by his visit to Japan in 2011. In Japan is scheduled for publication by Ninja press in a limited edition and will include a series of new poems. Precious Mirror, features the calligraphy and poems by Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi with translations by Gary, forthcoming from White Pine Press.

Translation from Precious Mirrors
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