Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thought for the Day

The cost of flight is landing.
~ from "The Present"*, Jim Harrison

* Published in Poetry, November 2012

Jim Harrison (b. 1937), American Poet, Novelist, and Nonfiction Writer (Harrison's Songs of Unreason, Copper Canyon Press, 2011, is his most recent collection of poetry. His The River Swimmer: Novellas will be released in January 2013 by Grove Press. Harrison has published more than 30 volumes of poetry and prose, both nonfiction and fiction.)

Jeffrey Brown, "Writer, Poet Jim Harrison Is a Determined 'Outsider'", PBS NewsHour, July 2009 (Interview Transcript) (A selection of poems is here.)

"Poet Jim Harrison Finds Inspiration in the Natural World" (Video), PBS NewsHour Extra, July 2009


Hannah Stephenson said...

Beautiful line from him--thank you for sharing it!

A very happy new year to you, Maureen.

S. Etole said...

Blessings for the New Year ...

intriguing quote.