By Jeff Humphries,Betsy Bowen
This is the North kingdom as spoken in the course of the voice of Jeff Humphries, who discovers unforeseen riches within the desert looming round his cabin. As interpreted through popular illustrator Betsy Bowen, the themes of the poems come to inhabit the pages of this quantity; her spare and fantastically composed woodcuts show spectacular features of Humphries' words.
These poems hint the layers of invisible which means embedded within the northern lands-the inevitable passage from shallow to deep, civilized to wild-the new varieties of knowledge to be received in such an come across. it's a publication for and approximately all those that, failing to discover what they got here for, in its place discover a benediction and are by no means the same.
Written close to Sigurd Olson's Listening element on Burntside Lake in northern Minnesota, those poems painting a land haunted by way of animal spirits, lengthy recognized to Ojibwe and Cree. In phrases and photographs Humphries and Bowen show the secrets and techniques and hidden lives of the creatures of the North Woods-loons, ruffed grouse, bears, wolves, timber, lakes, even stones-exploring the mysterious universal floor among their languages and ours.
Jeff Humphries is the writer of a number of books, together with A Bestiary (1995), a suite of poems. His fiction has been released within the top American brief tales sequence, and he's the recipient of an American Academy of Poets award. Humphries is professor of French, English, and comparative literature at Louisiana nation college, and spends summers at a family members cabin close to Ely, Minnesota.
Betsy Bowen operates her effective artwork print store in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and is the writer and illustrator of collecting: A Northwoods Counting publication (1995, 1999); Antler, undergo, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet yr (1991, 2002); and Tracks within the Wild (1993, 1998).
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