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The eighteen poems in this collection take an arc-like journey through western North America. Colorado, Mexico, California—regardless of place, Joseph Hutchison finds a way to commune with nature and communicate with people. These poems simultaneously describe focused moments and broad narratives in language infused with the inhabitants and sensations of each place. Crows. ...more
Paperback, Signature Edition, 22 pages
Published December 2012 by Folded Word
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Jessica Sudborough Graustein, Publisher of Folded Word editions, did a magnificent job with both the limited (50 copy) Signature Edition and the ... what? unlimited? ... Green Edition of my book. Both include artwork by my good friend, the surrealist painter John Ransom. In the Signature Edition, the artwork in tucked inside the blue, hand-calligrapied-in-silver cover and has been hand-colored by Jessica; in the Green Edition, John's black-and-white artwork serves as the cover art. What an honor ...more
I was born on the westernmost edge of the Great Plains. My parents made sure there were lots of books in the house for my younger brother and me, but what I read most avidly was Poe, and to this day my work displays some Poe-ish qualities. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1972, and received an M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1974, where I studied with the v ...more
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