In the Land We Imagined Ourselves / Edition 1

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Jonathan Johnson is a poet unafraid to seek wisdom, even as the bewilderment of longing floods like shadows—or perhaps light—into every day. We are alive now, these poems remind us. In response to that beautiful and difficult truth, Johnson offers the sincerity of his fullest attentions and speaks in a voice as fluent in the intricacies of consciousness as it is in the tender directness of elegy. In this new collection, imagination is a migratory instinct that leads across a vast home range of shorelines, northern forests and companionable sidewalks. Traveling these rich physical territories and correspondent territories of the human heart with Johnson, the reader finds ample reason for gratitude and the grace to inhabit the moment as it passes away.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887484964
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Johnson is the author of the book of poems Mastodon, 80% Complete and the memoir Hannah and the Mountain. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, American Poetry: The Next Generation, and numerous other anthologies, as well as Southern Review, Ploughshares, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner. He is on the faculty of the Inland Northwest Center for

Writers, the MFA program at Eastern Washington University. Johnson divides his time between Washington, a cabin in Idaho, and the Lake Superior coastal town of Marquette, Michigan.
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  • Posted September 19, 2010

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    A Man's Book of Poetry

    Jonathan Johnson has created an unusual collection of poetry, one that goes against much of the stereotypes of modern poetry. This is a man's man, a tough guy, so to speak, who writes about tangible things rather than transitory concepts or feelings. My first reaction, about one-third into it, was to stop and see if he has other works to read (yes!). It's that good. My second reaction was that this is something my poetry-hating boys would actually read, and enjoy.

    He talks about nature and beauty, especially in Idaho, but mingles in the unexpected: the B52s, Art Garfunkel's hair, tattoo parlors, logging, fathers, sons, and cars.

    From Third Street and the Stolen Boat:

    Lampposts tattoo the short shadows of objectivity onto concrete.

    Luminescence pierces the lip of every overhanging leaf.

    The last of August, sunlit chill breeze and constant sparkle of university traffic again.
    A skateboard double clacks the coronary insistence of adolescence...

    A longer poem, a masterpiece entitled American Ballad, tells the imagined story of Josie and Wyatt unorthodox retelling that plays with the concept of violence on and off the Frontier.

    In New You, New Me, he speaks to his daughter Anya, in a poem she will surely treasure, where he recounts his teenage glory days but reveals the greater joy he's found, one that transcends youth:

    May you too know singing along with the windows down,

    air through your hair,

    and the blossoming conviction that someone should be getting this on film.

    ...Go ahead, make yourself a self you'll be nostalgic for,

    and may someone come and rescue you

    the way you rescued me, on the pillow beside you telling my story...

    Postcard with Black Rocks is my favorite of the collection. In it he talks about the details surrounded a beloved photograph of the blustery shore, taken at a favorite place he frequented:

    Now I walk to the place

    in the postcard alone, though not right now.

    Not today I mean. It's winter there today.

    And it's night. It looks nothing like this.

    I loved that last line, because I know exactly what he means, although my postcard is different.

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