Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose

Rain on the River Selected Poems and Short Prose 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 Northwe

  • Title: Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose
  • Author: Jim Dodge
  • ISBN: 9780802138965
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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,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gifts to friends Rain on the River contains work collected here for the first time, as well as three dozen previously unpublished poems Dodge s poems and short prose offer the same pleasures as his fiction a splendid ear for language, great emotional range and subtlety, a sharp eye for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

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    One thought on “Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose”

    1. Great poems about life and nature, and life in nature. Also a couple about dogs and aliens, for good measure.Dodge's _Fup_ is one of the best books I've read this year, so finding his poetry was an exciting thing. He has a great ear and an even better voice.

    2. I love this book. I *adore* this book. Even if I wasn't a 20-year resident of the setting for these slapstick and personal poems, I think I'd love them all the same for their simultaneously prosaic and transcendent themes delivered in Dodge's signature jocular voice.

    3. good book! his chapbooks have been compiled into this volume and made available to those who don't live in the northern california environs where the limited editions were originally released. Be sure to read Stone Junction!

    4. 4,5 stars; I like Gary Snyder's blurb too: "some profound comments on dogs and salmon" "d much else that defies description." A real pleasure to read.

    5. Dodge is one of the Pacific North West, Buddhist leaning, writers like Gary Snyder and Red Pine. For my money, this is one of the most beautiful books to come out of it.

    6. Jim Dodge is lyrical personal confessional and expansive. The world is made more flexible (and open) thru his poetry and prose. Like the story about bathing a dog in an old bathtub. It is very good.

    7. A friend of Gary Snyder, teaches here at Humboldt State,poems and prose with a local flavor, love of the outdoors, affection for people.

    8. как ответ на то, что верлибр - это не стихи. почитайте доджа з дождём. отлично про то, когда можно убивать живое и то, где не надо жить. если у него такая поэзия - то какая же проза? must read

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