Geoffrey Young

Great Barrington, MA

Before settling in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1982, Geoffrey Young spent years in Santa Barbara (UCSB), Albuquerque (UNM), Paris (a Fulbright year followed by a six-month stint working for La Galerie Sonnabend), and Berkeley (two sons born).  His small press, The Figures (1975-2005), published more than 135 books of poetry, art writing, and fiction.  His own recent books include The Riot Act, 2008, with cover painting by Eric Fischl, Pockets of Wheat, 2007, with drawings by James Siena, Fickle Sonnets, 2005, with cover & drawings by Donald Baechler, Lights Out, 2003, with cover & drawings by James Siena, and Cerulean Embankments, 1999, with cover & drawings by Carroll Dunham.   He has directed the Geoffrey Young Gallery for the last 20 years, as well as written catalog essays for a dozen artists.

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