Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. A book of stories, a book of near misses, a meditation, and a tribute to the ever- receding beauty of and sublimity of the world that is occasionally caught and held in the loose netting of language, FRAGILE is an intelligently eclectic rumination from a well-traveled and well-read storyteller. From the lush tropics of Costa Rica to the deserts of the American west, through the rivers of Alaska and into the cities of old Europe, Jeffrey Thomson's memoir offers a meditation on place, poetry, and mortality that becomes at once beautiful and nearly tragic.
"Richly layered and stunningly lyrical, FRAGILE is a poignant meditation on the landscapes and relationships that define us. Thomson writes with both a clarity of vision and a profundity of thought that will leave you breathless, humbled, and deeply inspired."— Kathryn Miles
"Life and death and poetry, love and loss, nature and spirit, joy and risk, delight in small things and large—these are among the pleasures of FRAGILE, a book to read in a gulp, and then to be savored in small bites for years to come. Jeff Thomson is a poet of the mind but also a poet of the heart, both figurative and literal, and here he proves himself a memoirist of the heart and mind as well. FRAGILE marks new territory for this accomplished poet, new treasure for his readers, new ways to think about our world."— Bill Roorbach
|Publisher:||Red Mountain Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Jeffrey Thomson is a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor and is the author of multiple books including Birdwatching in Wartime, The Complete Poems of Catullus, and From the Fishouse. He has been an NEA Fellow, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen's University Belfast, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University. He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.