Christopher Buckley’s most recent books are And the Sea (2006), and Sky (2004), both from The Sheep Meadow Press. With Gary Young Buckley, he is the editor of The Geography of Home: California’s Poetry of Place,(Hey Day Books, 1999), and Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems & Poetics from California (Alcatraz Editions, 2008). He has received a Fulbright Award in Creative Writing to visit the former Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, two awards from the Poetry Society of America, and NEA grants in poetry for 1984 and 2001. He is currently a 2007-2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry. He teaches in the creative writing Program at the University of California Riverside.
“The consistently high quality of his work, his prodigious output and the ceaseless ambition of his poems has made Christopher Buckley a poet who deserves the attention of any reader interested in the poetry of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.”—Al Maginnes, Tar River Poetry
“Sky is a gorgeous meditation on the Californian landscape and a guiltless ambivalence regarding a residual faith in the metaphysics of religion … Buckley is our own sweet cynic, practicing, in vernacular disguises, the golden style of vision and language recommended by Virgil, the acid doubt of Donne and Alan Dugan. Reading his beautiful poems, I feel brotherhood, sustenance, and the grace of a not quite Godless song.”—Garret Hongo