Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2021. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Massive 921 page uncorrected proof copy of the single volume edition of Harrison's COMPLETE POEMS. Signed by the editor Joseph Bednarik on the title page. The definitive collection from one of America's iconic writers. Introduction by activist and naturalist writer Terry Tempest Williams, this tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem "correspondence" with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a buoyant conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser. Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was the best-selling author of nearly forty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He is widely credited with reviving the novella form with the publication of 'Legends of the Fall.' His work has been translated into two dozen languages, produced as four feature-length films, and a biography and documentary film about Harrison are forthcoming. I will draw your attention to two reviews of this book.
From Booklist: "Reading this essential volume, one might imagine that the gods are, indeed, staying up late, reading lights on, turning the pages." And from Literary Hub "[Harrison] may no longer be with us, but this book grabs you by the collar and tells you in eleven hundred ways to wake up." A fine copy in the original perfect bound illustrated wrappers. Item #14757