By Jim Harrison
"Harrison's poems be successful at the foundation of an open center and a still-ravenous urge for food for life."The Texas Observer
The name Dead Man's glide is encouraged through a strategy utilized by swimmers to preserve power while exhausted, to relaxation up for the lengthy swim to shore. In his fourteenth quantity of poetry, Jim Harrison provides willing information of actual pains, delights within the wildlife, and displays on humanity's tentative position in a universe jam-packed with 90 billion galaxies. by way of turns mournful and celebratory, those fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrison's poems constantly do: wake us as much as the probabilities of being totally alive.
"Forthright and unaffected, even brash, Harrison constantly scoops us directly into the area no matter if writing fiction or nonfiction. This new assortment [Dead Man's Float] takes its cue from a strategy swimmers use to preserve power in deep water, and Harrison is going in deep, acknowledging our frailness while he seamlessly connects with a global that strikes from water to air to the sky beyond."Library Journal
Harrison pours himself into every thing he writes in poems, you do meet Harrison head-on. As he navigates his seventies, he maintains to wonder with succinct awe and earthy lyricism over the wonders of birds, canines, and stars as he will pay haunting homage to his lifeless and contends with age’s attacks. The sagely mischievous poet of the North Woods and the Arizona wasteland laughs at himself as he attempts to chill through imagining that he’s doing the lifeless man’s waft simply to sink into troubling memories Bracingly candid, gracefully elegiac, difficult, and passionate, Harrison travels the deep river of the spirit, from the wailing precincts of a clinic to a green glade of soppy marsh grass close to a pool in a creek” to the moon-bright sea.”Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Harrison does not write like someone else, depending fullyyt at the longevity of his imaginative and prescient and depth of feeling."Publishers Weekly
This 12 months we've got gorgeous
yellow warblers nesting within the honeysuckle bush.
The different day I caught my head within the bush.
The nestlings weigh one 20th of an ounce,
about the dimensions of a honeybee. We stared at
each different, startled by way of our existence.
In a month or so, once they achieve the size
of bumblebees they are going to fly to Costa Rica with out a map.
Jim Harrison, one in every of America's so much flexible and celebrated writers, is the writer of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfictionincluding Legends of the Fall, the acclaimed trilogy of novellas. With a keenness for open area and nameless thickets, he divides his time among Montana and southern Arizona.
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