By Jim Harrison
"Harrison's poems be triumphant at the foundation of an open middle and a still-ravenous urge for food for life."The Texas Observer
The name Dead Man's drift is encouraged by way of a strategy utilized by swimmers to preserve strength whilst exhausted, to leisure up for the lengthy swim to shore. In his fourteenth quantity of poetry, Jim Harrison offers prepared expertise of actual pains, delights within the wildlife, and displays on humanity's tentative position in a universe choked with 90 billion galaxies. by way of turns mournful and celebratory, those fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrison's poems regularly do: wake us as much as the probabilities of being totally alive.
"Forthright and unaffected, even brash, Harrison continually scoops us immediately into the area even if writing fiction or nonfiction. This new assortment [Dead Man's Float] takes its cue from a method swimmers use to preserve strength in deep water, and Harrison is going in deep, acknowledging our frailness at the same time he seamlessly connects with a global that strikes from water to air to the sky beyond."Library Journal
Harrison pours himself into every little 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, canine, and stars as he can 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 by means of imagining that he’s doing the useless man’s glide purely 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 health facility to a green glade of sentimental marsh grass close to a pool in a creek” to the moon-bright sea.”Donna Seaman, Booklist
"Harrison does not write like an individual else, depending solely at the longevity of his imaginative and prescient and depth of feeling."Publishers Weekly
This yr we've 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 through our existence.
In a month or so, after they succeed in the size
of bumblebees they will fly to Costa Rica with out a map.
Jim Harrison, one among America's such a lot 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 house and nameless thickets, he divides his time among Montana and southern Arizona.
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Dead Man's Float by Jim Harrison