Dead Man's Float by Jim Harrison

By Jim Harrison

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

The name Dead Man's flow is encouraged via 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 offers prepared understanding of actual pains, delights within the flora and fauna, and displays on humanity's tentative position in a universe full of 90 billion galaxies. by means of turns mournful and celebratory, those fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrison's poems consistently do: wake us as much as the probabilities of being totally alive.

"Forthright and unaffected, even brash, Harrison constantly scoops us immediately into the realm 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 an international 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 keeps to surprise with succinct awe and earthy lyricism over the wonders of birds, canines, and stars as he will pay haunting homage to his useless and contends with age’s attacks. The sagely mischievous poet of the North Woods and the Arizona desolate tract laughs at himself as he attempts to sit back by means of imagining that he’s doing the useless man’s drift basically 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 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 completely at the durability of his imaginative and prescient and depth of feeling."—Publishers Weekly


This yr we now have 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, once they succeed in the size
of bumblebees they're going to fly to Costa Rica and not using a map.

Jim Harrison, one in all 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 keenness for open house and nameless thickets, he divides his time among Montana and southern Arizona.

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