THE SHAPE OF THE JOURNEY New & Collected Poems. Uncorrected Page Proof

Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, (1998). Uncorrected page proof. Paperback. Perfect bound in photo illustrated wrappers. Harrison quote to the front cover photograph; "This book is the portion of my life that means the most to me." Harrison, best known for his fiction has published more poetry collections than novels. Eschewing both academic formalism and the current vogue for self-justifying confessionalism, Harrison has drawn from traditions as diverse as the Russian modernist Ysenin, the ancient Zen literary traditions and the American-English traditions of nature-writing leading back through Wordsworth. Whether writing short lyrics or expansive suites, he has proven to be a master of form and perception. Included in this book is an introduction by Harrison several previously uncollected poems, an index to first lines, and a new thirty-four part suite rooted in Harrison's legendary passions for food, sex, poetry, and the natural world. 462 pages. Promotional letter and press release from the publisher laid in. A fine copy perfect bound in the original decorated wrappers as issued. Item #14802
ISBN: 1556590954

Price: $75.00

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