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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press

William Studebaker's poetry offers insight into life in the High Desert. The photographs by Russell Hepworth are traditional in form and intend to convey a relaxed by philosophical look at High Desert environment, leaving prolonged space for poetic musing.

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Editorial Reviews

Black-and-white photographs by Russell Hepworth accompany poetry by Studebaker, a sixth-generation Westerner and fourth-generation Idahoan who studied with Joseph Campbell. Poems are traditional in form and consist of images intended to convey a relaxed but philosophical look at the High Desert environment. Oversize, 10.25x10.25<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893012038
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 81
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.44 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William Studebaker was educated at Idaho State University and the University of Idaho. He has published five collections of poetry and coedited Idaho's Poetry: A Centennial Anthology and Where the Morning Light's Still Blue: Personal Essays about Idaho.
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Table of Contents

The Space Closest to Our Bodies 2
Hiking Out at Evening from a Proposed Wilderness Area 4
Cathedral Rock 6
Walking the High Desert in Winter 8
The Bruneau Desert 10
Incident at Little Blue Table 12
North of Bliss 14
Around the Jarbidge 16
Looking for the Perfect Landscape 18
The Skies Over Nevada 20
Thousand Springs, Idaho: Outlet for Lost Rivers 22
A Bell Mountain Fragment 24
Digging 29
Another Time 31
Jukebox Cave 33
In Hells Canyon 35
The City of Rocks 37
Instructions for a Ceremony in April 39
Railroad Canyon at Sixty 41
Collecting Camas 43
Gibson-Jack 45
Directions to Wilson Butte 47
Honeymoon in Owyhee 49
Nightfire 51
The Wind's Ecclesiastical History of Utah 53
Basco 58
For Your Part 60
Drinking from a Cattle Trough 62
Trace Elements Around the Saylor Creek Bombing Range 64
Abandoning the Body 66
Enemies 68
Butte City, Idaho National Energy Laboratory, Acceleration, Half-Lives 70
Terra Incognito 72
The Big-Sky Map of Idaho 74
Salvation and the Badlands Rapid 76
On the Road to Death, Nevada 78
Altering the Flow 80
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