Jim Metcalf: Collected Poems

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"Jim Metcalf was an uncommon man. He saw things differently than most people. . . . He was infatuated with words. He loved the language. He used it well."
—Phil Johnson, assistant general manager, WWL-TV, New Orleans

During his life, Jim Metcalf was one of the best-selling poets in the United States, with 52,000 copies of his books sold in only three years. These included Follow Another Star, Please to Begin, In Some Quiet Place, and Jim Metcalf's Journal, all published by ...

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Overview

"Jim Metcalf was an uncommon man. He saw things differently than most people. . . . He was infatuated with words. He loved the language. He used it well."
—Phil Johnson, assistant general manager, WWL-TV, New Orleans

During his life, Jim Metcalf was one of the best-selling poets in the United States, with 52,000 copies of his books sold in only three years. These included Follow Another Star, Please to Begin, In Some Quiet Place, and Jim Metcalf's Journal, all published by Pelican.

Now, for the first time, Pelican combines these four rare, out-of-print collections of Metcalf's poetry in an exemplary anthology.

Metcalf, like Robert Frost before him, was a poet whose commentaries on everyday objects and events offer a keen insight into man, nature, and ourselves.

At the time of his death in 1977, Jim Metcalf was widely acclaimed as one of the brightest new stars in the poetry world. He was also the writer, producer, and host of the top-rated New Orleans television program, "A Sunday Journal." His work earned him many accolades, including the distinguished Peabody Award for broadcasting. In 1998, Metcalf was posthumously inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547018
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,353,384
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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At the time of his death in 1977, Jim Metcalf was widely acclaimed as one of the brightest new stars in the poetry world. He was also the writer, producer, and host of the top-rated New Orleans television program, A Sunday Journal. His work earned him many accolades, including the distinguished Peabody Award for broadcasting. In 1998, Metcalf was posthumously inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Follow Another Star , along with Metcalf's other volumes of poetry, Jim Metcalf's Journal , In Some Quiet Place, and Please to Begin, are compiled in Jim Metcalf: Collected Poems, also published by Pelican.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Jim Metcalf's Journal 13
In Some Quiet Place 63
Please to Begin 113
Follow Another Star 151
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