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The Shape of the Journey

New & Collected Poems

by Jim Harrison

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Here is the definitive collection of poetry from one of America's best-loved writers—now available in paperback. With the publication of this book, eight volumes of poetry were brought back into print, including the early nature-based lyrics of Plain Song, the explosive Outlyer & Ghazals, and the startling "correspondence" with a dead Russian poet in Letters to Yesenin. Also included is an introduction by Harrison, several previously uncollected poems, and "Geo-Bestiary," a 34-part paean to earthly passions. The Shape of the Journey confirms Jim Harrison's place among the most brilliant and essential poets writing today.
"Behind the words one always feels the presence of a passionate, exuberant man who is at the same time possessed of a quick, subtle intelligence and a deeply questioning attitude toward life. Harrison writes so winningly that one is simply content to be in the presence of a writer this vital, this large-spirited."—The New York Times Book Review
"(An) untrammelled renegade genius... here's a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language."—Publishers Weekly
"Readers can wander the woods of this collection for a lifetime and still be amazed at what they find."—Booklist (starred review.)
When first published, this book immediately became one of Copper Canyon Press's all-time bestsellers. It was featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, became a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was selected as one of the "Top-Ten Books of 1998" by Booklist.
Jim Harrison is the author of twenty books, including Legends of the Fall and The Road Home. He has also written numerous screenplays and served as the food columnist for Esquire magazine. He lives in Michigan and Arizona.
Dead Deer
Amid pale green milkweed, wild clover,
a rotted deer
curled, shaglike,
after a winter so cold
the trees split open.
I think she couldn't keep up with
the others (they had no place
to go) and her food,
frozen grass and twigs,


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Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

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  • Release date: December 18, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781619320901
  • Release date: December 18, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781619320901
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  • Release date: December 18, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781619320901
  • File size: 688 KB
  • Release date: December 18, 2012

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Here is the definitive collection of poetry from one of America's best-loved writers—now available in paperback. With the publication of this book, eight volumes of poetry were brought back into print, including the early nature-based lyrics of Plain Song, the explosive Outlyer & Ghazals, and the startling "correspondence" with a dead Russian poet in Letters to Yesenin. Also included is an introduction by Harrison, several previously uncollected poems, and "Geo-Bestiary," a 34-part paean to earthly passions. The Shape of the Journey confirms Jim Harrison's place among the most brilliant and essential poets writing today.
"Behind the words one always feels the presence of a passionate, exuberant man who is at the same time possessed of a quick, subtle intelligence and a deeply questioning attitude toward life. Harrison writes so winningly that one is simply content to be in the presence of a writer this vital, this large-spirited."—The New York Times Book Review
"(An) untrammelled renegade genius... here's a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language."—Publishers Weekly
"Readers can wander the woods of this collection for a lifetime and still be amazed at what they find."—Booklist (starred review.)
When first published, this book immediately became one of Copper Canyon Press's all-time bestsellers. It was featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, became a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was selected as one of the "Top-Ten Books of 1998" by Booklist.
Jim Harrison is the author of twenty books, including Legends of the Fall and The Road Home. He has also written numerous screenplays and served as the food columnist for Esquire magazine. He lives in Michigan and Arizona.
Dead Deer
Amid pale green milkweed, wild clover,
a rotted deer
curled, shaglike,
after a winter so cold
the trees split open.
I think she couldn't keep up with
the others (they had no place
to go) and her food,
frozen grass and twigs,


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Copper Canyon Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: December 18, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781619320901
    Release date: December 18, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781619320901
    File size: 2867 KB
    Release date: December 18, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781619320901
    File size: 688 KB
    Release date: December 18, 2012

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