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Impelled by the wonder and delight of creativity, and how the presence of books assists emotional development, David Biespiel writes for every creative person who longs to shape the actions of their world into literature.

Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas, his university days in the northeast, and his treks across the United States, led along by the “pattern and random bursts that make up a life." He explores the original sources of his creative impulse, above all offering an intimate and intensely personal recollection of how one person forges a life as a writer during extraordinary times.

David Biespiel is the author of A Long, High Whistle, a collection of pieces drawn from his long-standing column in the Oregonian about writing and poetry that won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction. He has also written five books of poetry, most recently Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women, which was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation and received the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry. He writes the Poetry Wire column for The Rumpus, and is a former board member of the National Book Critics Circle.

The Education of a Young Poet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619029934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 10th, 2017