Rounding the Human Corners

Rounding the Human Corners

by Linda K. Hogan, William Kittredge
     
 

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In her first book of poetry since 1993’s groundbreaking The Book of Medicines, Linda Hogan locates the intimate connections between all living things and uncovers the layers that both protect and disguise our affinities.

like the tree I can lose myself layer after layer all the way down to infinity and that’s when the world has eyes and sees

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In her first book of poetry since 1993’s groundbreaking The Book of Medicines, Linda Hogan locates the intimate connections between all living things and uncovers the layers that both protect and disguise our affinities.

like the tree I can lose myself layer after layer all the way down to infinity and that’s when the world has eyes and sees.
The whole world loves the unlayered human.

Hogan’s wisdom, gleaned from a lifelong commitment to caring for wildlife and the environment, has been deepened by the hard-won, humbling revelations of illness. With soaring imagery, clear lyrics, and entrancing rhythm, her poetry becomes a visionary instrument singing to and for humanity. From the microscopic creatures of the sea to the powerful beauty of horses, from the beating heart of her unborn grandson to the vast, uncovered expanses of the universe, Hogan reminds us that, “Between the human and all the rest / lies only an eyelid.”

A Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, teacher, and activist, Linda Hogan has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and Colorado. A volunteer and consultant for wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species programs, Hogan has published essays for the Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club, and her books have received numerous awards, including nominations from the Pulitzer Prize Board and National Book Critics Circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566892100
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
989,943
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

I have long been a fan of Linda Hogan’s work. In Rounding the Human Corners I quickly found the lines, "the green floor of the world that so / makes us want to live." She is a significant figure in our literature. --Jim Harrison

Meet the Author

A Chickasaw writer, teacher, and activist, Linda Hogan has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and Colorado. A volunteer and consultant for wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species programs, Hogan has published essays for the Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club. Her fiction and poetry have received numerous awards including nominations from the Pulitzer Prize Board and National Book Critics Circle. An acclaimed essayist and fiction writer of the American West, William Kittredge is the author of, most recently, The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays and the novel The Willow Field. He was the co-producer of the movie "A River Runs Through It" and has received numerous awards including two Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Awards.

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