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By Tom Sexton

This number of new and chosen poems via the previous poet laureate of Alaska, Tom Sexton, opens a door at the essence of existence in Alaska and Maine. Sexton divides his 12 months among the 2 states, and he captures right here the small yet strong sensual information of day by day lifestyles in those contrasting, but comparable, 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 elegant landscape.

     His language is obvious, with no methods or fancy strikes, but his directness is strong, and the results are human”—Paul Zimmer, Georgia Review

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