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 battling over."―The ny instances booklet Review

Here is the definitive choice of poetry from one among America’s best-loved writers―now on hand in paperback. With the book of this e-book, 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 useless Russian poet in Letters to Yesenin. additionally integrated is an creation by way of Harrison, numerous 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 impressive 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, sophisticated intelligence and a deeply wondering angle towards lifestyles. 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 ny instances e-book Review

"(An) untrammelled renegade genius… here’s a poet chatting with you rather than round himself, whereas doing totally awesome 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 variation of this e-book was once first released, it instantly grew to become one among Copper Canyon Press’s all-time bestsellers. It was once featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, turned a finalist for the Los Angeles instances publication Prize, and was once chosen as one of many "Top-Ten Books of 1998" by way 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 a variety of screenplays and served because the nutrients columnist for Esquire journal. He lives in Montana and Arizona.

Dead Deer

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

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