The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems

The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems

Jim Harrison


"This is poetry worthy loving, hating, and combating over."―The big apple instances publication Review

Here is the definitive choice of poetry from certainly one of America’s best-loved writers―now on hand in paperback. With the ebook of this publication, 8 volumes of poetry have been introduced again into print, together with the early nature-based lyrics of Plain Song, the explosive Outlyer & Ghazals, and the startling "correspondence" with a lifeless Russian poet in Letters to Yesenin. additionally incorporated is an advent via Harrison, a number of formerly uncollected poems, and "Geo-Bestiary," a 34-part paean to earthly passions. The form of the Journey confirms Jim Harrison’s position one of the such a lot awesome and crucial poets writing today.

"Behind the phrases one constantly feels the presence of a passionate, exuberant guy who's while possessed of a brief, refined intelligence and a deeply wondering angle towards existence. Harrison writes so winningly that one is just content material to be within the presence of a author this very important, this large-spirited."―The big apple instances ebook Review

"(An) untrammelled renegade genius… here’s a poet chatting with you rather than round himself, whereas doing totally remarkable and outrageous issues with language."―Publishers Weekly

"Readers can wander the woods of this assortment for a life-time and nonetheless be surprised at what they find."―Booklist (starred review.)

When the fabric version of this booklet was once first released, it instantly turned one in every of Copper Canyon Press’s all-time bestsellers. It was once featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, grew to become a finalist for the Los Angeles occasions e-book Prize, and was once chosen as one of many "Top-Ten Books of 1998" by means of Booklist.

Jim Harrison is the writer of dozens of books, together with Legends of the Fall and In seek of Small Gods. He has additionally written quite a few screenplays and served because the meals columnist for Esquire journal. He lives in Montana and Arizona.

Dead Deer

Amid faded eco-friendly milkweed, wild clover,
a rotted deer
curled, shaglike,
after a wintry weather so cold
the bushes cut up open.
i believe she could not sustain with
the others (they had no place
to move) and her food,
frozen grass and twigs,

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