Editor's Corner (June)

By: Amy Reynolds

Jim Harrison (December 11, 1937 - March 26, 2016) was an American poet, novelist, and essayist with over three dozen books in several genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature to his credit. This new book by the non-profit Copper Canyon Press presents The Essential Poems.
Think about that. Essential. These are the best poems culled from fourteen volumes of verse and meditations. I can't imagine trying to contain the brilliance, power, and fierceness of Harrison's writing in a single volume. The man was bigger than one person, and the writing is much bigger than one book.
Jim Harrison: The Essential Poems is being added to my library. I know that like any of the Harrison books, I'll be able to pick it up, open to any page, and ruminate over the truth found there.