"In his beguiling voice . . . Biespiel’s supple memoir of becoming a poet will surely inspire other writers." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A beautifully rendered memoir about creative beginnings in the vein of Umberto Eco’s classic Confessions of a Young Novelist.
The Education of a Young Poet (Counterpoint Press) is Attic Institute of Arts and Letters' president David Biespiel’s moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. David writes for every creative person who longs to shape the actions of their world into art and literature. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft coupled with a classic coming of age tale that does for Boston in the 1980s what Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s.