First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition one of 250 copies. Issued without dust jacket. A powerful collection of poems from the author of "Legends of the Fall." A very fine as new copy. No dust jacket as issued. Signed and numbered by Harrison.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-04-03 Mountains and forests from the American West, oneiric apparitions and a hard-won, slightly bitter wisdom pervade this 10th book of poems from the prolific Harrison (Shape of the Journey), whose many prose works include Legends of the Fall. Harrison's passionate, sometimes uncontrolled poems portray his upbringing in northern Michigan and his long residence in the wilds of Montana, where "The moose/ down the road wears the black cloak of a god," and any small "community can drown in itself,/ then come to life again." His tough-guy tone and terse descriptions, along with his unpretentious free-verse line, might recall Gerald Stern or even Richard Hugo. Yet his leaps from topic to topic, his declamations and spontaneous, mystical utterances, suggest instead a Latin American influence-several poems appear both in English and in Spanish in facing-page translations, and several more pay tribute to the wild intuitions of Pablo Neruda. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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