“Another wonderful author—one who fortunately for us lives right here in Portland —with a new collection of poetry is Ursula K. Le Guin. Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding My Elegy spans fifty years of work and includes some of the best of her earlier verse along with a rich series of new poems that she has been writing for the last four years.
The seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood, and the natural world —from the titles of many you can see the influence of place on these poems, such as “At Cannon Beach,” “Up the Columbia River,” and Mornings in Joseph, Oregon.”
. . . I should add that Ms. Le Guin also has a two-volume collection of short stories just out: The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Land . . .”—Broadway Books, Portland
Read more and buy A Thousand Mornings; Finding My Elegy; Of Earth; Mayakovsky’s Revolver; The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton: 1965-2010 and Adrienne Rich: Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012 from Broadway Books or you local indie.
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