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By Jim Harrison

"Harrison's poems be triumphant at the foundation of an open center and a still-ravenous urge for food for life."—The Texas Observer

The identify Dead Man's flow is encouraged via a method utilized by swimmers to preserve power whilst exhausted, to relaxation up for the lengthy swim to shore. In his fourteenth quantity of poetry, Jim Harrison provides willing expertise of actual pains, delights within the wildlife, and displays on humanity's tentative position in a universe packed with 90 billion galaxies. via turns mournful and celebratory, those fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrison's poems continually do: wake us as much as the probabilities of being absolutely alive.

"Forthright and unaffected, even brash, Harrison regularly scoops us directly into the area even if writing fiction or nonfiction. This new assortment [Dead Man's Float] takes its cue from a strategy 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 thing he writes… in poems, you do meet Harrison head-on. As he navigates his seventies, he maintains to surprise with succinct awe and earthy lyricism over the wonders of birds, canine, 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 sit back via imagining that he’s doing the lifeless man’s glide purely to sink into troubling memories…Bracingly candid, gracefully elegiac, tricky, and passionate, Harrison travels the deep river of the spirit, from the wailing precincts of a sanatorium 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 someone else, depending completely at the sturdiness of his imaginative and prescient and depth of feeling."—Publishers Weekly


This yr 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 scale of a honeybee. We stared at
each different, startled by means of our existence.
In a month or so, after they achieve the size
of bumblebees they are going to fly to Costa Rica and not using 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 nonfiction—including Legends of the Fall, the acclaimed trilogy of novellas. With a passion for open house and nameless thickets, he divides his time among Montana and southern Arizona.

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