Robert Vivian

The Least Cricket Of Evening

“These essays contain some of the finest writing I have ever read. We readers are big mammals. We lumber through life as best we can, leaving so much in our wake unnoticed. Robert Vivian makes up for this shortcoming. He’s got something extra going on, some reflexive seventh sense, which me be called the ability to make sense of the world. Reading these essays you grow roots again, gain dimension; your universe expands.”
–Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Review of Books

Cold Snap As Yearning

poetry
collection of dervish essays (new kind of prose poem)
co-written with the poet Richard Jackson
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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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