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Small Weathers
Merrill Gilfillan
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Small Weathers

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Poetry. Author of numerous books of short stories and award-winning travel and nature essays Merrill Gilfillan is a poet of remarkable vision, insight and accomplishment. His poems speak of the natural world: earth, sky, water, and all the complexities and contradictions of human presence in that world. Jim Harrison said of Gilfillan's most recent book of essays, Rivers &a ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Qua Books
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Sep 22, 2007 David rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: poetry readers, of course
Shelves: poetry
I got turned on to Gilfillan by his last book, the one issued by Flood Editions, and I went back to some of his earlier books.

This one is long, maybe too long for a book of poetry (136 pages). Like a hiphop record, there are some gems and some not-so-gems.

One of my favorite poems in the book so far is "Thanksgiving 1988." The book is of the walking genre; that is, the poem is about going for a walk, like some of O'Hara's poems in New York, or naturalists' walks like Thoreau or Leopold, where th
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