Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi

Seattle, Washington
Jonathan Galassi
Seattle, Washington
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Jonathan Galassi was born in Seattle, Washington, is the President and Publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, one of the eight major publishers in New York. He began his publishing career at Houghton Mifflin in Boston, moved to Random House in New York, and finally, to Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He joined FSG as executive editor in 1985, after being ...
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He was middle-aged which
means that the mixture of
death and life in him was
still undetermined. And
I tried, and each attempt was a fiasco.
I yearned, but every love of mine was wrong.
I needed, and the shame was overwhelming.
I failed, and so I hated being young.
Saving Minutes
You were in bed.
You heard your mother working in the kitchen.
It was still light, the birds were bickering,
the waterfall behind the house was falling.
If your bearded friend
helps you catch the trout
in the pool of the dream
Turning Forty
The barroom mirror lit up with our wives
has faded to a loaded-to-the-gills
Japanese subcompact, little lives
asleep behind us, heading for the hills


Lopamudra Mishra 04 May 2015
you are a brilliant poet.
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