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Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose (Paperback)

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While Jim Dodge is internationally known for his fiction, his first and abiding passion is poetry. After eighteen years of publishing anonymously and reading only to local crowds in the Pacific Northwest, he began to issue occasional limited-edition letterpress chapbooks with a small press, as well as occasional broadsides and, since 1987, a winter solstice poem or story, most given as gifts to friends. Rain on the River contains work collected here for the first time, as well as three dozen previously unpublished poems. Dodge's poems and short prose offer the same pleasures as his fiction -- a splendid ear for language, great emotional range and subtlety, a sharp eye for the illuminating detail, and a sensibility that encompasses outright hilarity, savage wit, and tender marvel, all made eminently accessible through writing of uncompromising clarity and grace. Like being at a nonstop party in celebration of everything that matters. -- Thomas Pynchon A rollicking, frequently surprising adventure-cum-fairy tale. It also has a sweetness about it and an indigenous American optimism. -- The New York Times Book Review Diverse, savvy, passionate.... Poetry should be a pleasure, and Jim Dodge's work is just that. -- Gary Snyder.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802138965
ISBN-10: 0802138969
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2002
Pages: 144
Language: English