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Buddha Box
Gretchen Mattox



Green Rose Series

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2004 • 67 pp. 6 x 9 3/4"
Poetry

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-42-5



“The smartly ambiguous resolution of Buddha Box, which can be read with equal satisfaction as either transcendence or reconciliation (perhaps both), provides only one certainty... [continued in Reviews below]”—Alvis Minor, Slope

Reviews / Endorsements

“The smartly ambiguous resolution of Buddha Box, which can be read with equal satisfaction as either transcendence or reconciliation (perhaps both), provides only one certainty: Beneath the nearly impenetrable surface of Los Angeles lies a world full of love, loss, faith, desire, misery, and delight. In the end, we must find our joy within the world, not in spite of it.”—Alvis Minor, Slope

“As subversive in its simplicity as any truly American Buddhism, or as any truly feminine anything, the poetry in Buddha Box is both radical and beautiful; both unflinching and consoling . . . Gretchen Mattox is absolutely original in her strategy of bringing Zen mind to the down-and-out human landscape of West Los Angeles. Her resulting discoveries are quite often simply brilliant. Buddha Box is filled with light.”—Gail Wronsky

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Green Rose Prize (2003)


GRETCHEN MATTOX has been a fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo, as well as an instructor at The New School for Social Research, Antioch University, and Loyola Marymount University. She has lived in numerous places, including Denver, Provincetown, and New York City, and currently resides in Santa Monica, California. Her third poetry collection, The Flower Compass Sutras, is forthcoming.



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