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By Tom Sexton

This choice of new and chosen poems through the previous poet laureate of Alaska, Tom Sexton, opens a door at the essence of existence in Alaska and Maine. Sexton divides his yr among the 2 states, and he captures right here the small yet strong sensual information of daily existence in those contrasting, but related, environs. His conscientiously crafted verse distills the birch and aspen, lynx and ptarmigan, and the snow on excessive peaks. via his poems we thrill to adventure encounters with the wild, the seasons, and the chic landscape.

     His language is obvious, with out methods or fancy strikes, but his directness is robust, and the consequences are human”—Paul Zimmer, Georgia Review

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