All of Harrison's abundant passions for life are poured into suites, prose poems, letter-poems, and even lyrics for a mariachi band. The subjects and concerns are wide-ranging—from the heart-rending "Livingston Suite," where a boy drowns in the local river and the body is discovered by the poet's wife—to some of the most harrowing political poems of Harrison's career.
There is also a cast of creature characters—bears, dogs, birds, fish—as well as the woodlands, thickets, and occasional cities of Arizona, Montana, Michigan, France, and Mexico. And Saving Daylight is an imagination in full, exuberant bloom. Jim Harrison is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His work has been translated into dozens of languages. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives in Montana and Arizona. And Saving Daylight is an imagination in full, exuberant bloom.
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Show sample text content. Walking outside with a bloody smear on my tingling finger I stare at the half-shadowed bloodless moon.
My wife Linda called me in Paris to say that from our bedroom window before dawn you could hear them eating the sheep. Tune slowly to taste. There is, in Waldrop's work, a steady thought directed to the way that we make our way in the world by thinking and speaking.
Where Wallace Stevens gave us the portrait of a man bothered by the march of ants through his shadow, Waldrop gives us the disturbances of the world in its representations. Nielsen, Gargoyle "Along with iridescent things these cycles of eccentrically drifting poems tell of our oceanic and domestic spaces for life and death, it is the phrasing itself that shows Keith Waldrop's artistry.
Discrete but dreamlike, the phrasing is every poem's heartbeat.