This is my first book of poetry. I enjoy it immensely.
The book was named Best First Book of the Year by Coldfront Magazine. The manuscript was short-listed for the Yale Younger Poets prize, the National Poetry Series, and the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award.
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Here are nice things people have said about it:
“The long poem is particularly impressive.”
– Don DeLillo
“Autobiomythography & Gallery is the best new book of poetry read by this reviewer this year. It is incredibly strong.”
– Matt Soucy, reviewing for Coldfront Magazine
“Joe Pan’s stunning debut collection explores and collides the dual experiences of self and world in a language and music superbly calibrated. There is an authority of voice and a sweep of experience that graces each of these beautifully made poems.”
– Stuart Dischell
“Pan’s ambitious first collection shows its strength immediately. Narrative and pastiche combine to defy easy categories. I am especially moved by the series of poems entitled “Memory of the Body,” finding in each a living portrait of one cognizant and honest in the minutes of his life.”
– Claudia Keelan
“If consciousness is a stream, then this book is a stream flooded over, a whitewater of understanding and empathy. Inventive and eclectic.”
– J. C. Hallman
“[Joe Pan] is the man.”
– Heather McHugh