By Tom Sexton
Travelers alongside the way in which comprise the fabled wolf of Gubbio, previous and lame and gone his taming come upon with Saint Francis of Assisi, and chinese language poet Li Bai chanting to a Yangtze River dolphin. but, whereas Sexton’s trip crosses borders—and sometimes centuries—his final vacation spot is often the panorama and folks of Alaska. A Ladder of Cranes showcases Sexton’s mastery of either conventional kinds and loose verse. The tensions of his formal affects, chinese language and ecu, strength the reader to adventure those spare traces and tight observations in lovely new ways.
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A Ladder of Cranes (The Alaska Literary Series) by Tom Sexton