When people ask, what's really new in poetry, we always give a name or two, and one is David Buuck's. His tentative, exacting poetry can be brutal at times; its enveloping structures want to pack the whole world in a suitcase, then fling it away. There is the constant questioning, abasement, loneliness; a concomitant beauty is born. David Buuck lives in San Francisco, where he co-edits Tripwire: a journal of poeticswith Yedda Morrison. He is a 1999 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin. His poetry, prose, & essays appear or will appear in Object, Outlet, Torque, Lyric&, h2so4, Impossible Object, 5_Trope, Situation,and a new chapbook from Melodeon. This fall he enters the History of Consciousness Program at UCSC.

October 22, 1999