Robert Vivian

Events

River Pretty #9, fall of 2016

"A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground: Writing the Dervish Essay." Master class w/​Robert Vivian, Willamette Writers Conf., Portland, OR, 8-2016.

Cold Snap As Yearning

poetry
collection of dervish essays (new kind of prose poem)
co-written with the poet Richard Jackson
Very brief description goes here
Fiction
In this third and final volume of the trilogy, Vivian weaves the voices of Lem, Jackson, and Lem's estranged wife, Lissa, into an American triptych of longing, remembering, and innocence--of hopes almost fulfilled and inevitably disappointed--as we race to Jackson's reckoning with history that must have its day.
“Robert Vivian’s prose is lyrical and harrowing—harrowing in the Biblical sense.”
Nonfiction
“Robert Vivian is one of the finest, most lyrical essayists of his time.”
–Sue William Silverman

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