A Ladder of Cranes (The Alaska Literary Series) by Tom Sexton

By Tom Sexton

Whether observing males freeing caged birds at sunrise in long island urban or a ladder of cranes emerging from a box in Manitoba, Tom Sexton is a willing observer of the interconnectedness of the typical and human worlds. the previous Alaska poet laureate takes to the line during this new assortment, wending a lyrical and now and then mystical direction among Alaska and New England.

Travelers alongside the way in which contain the fabled wolf of Gubbio, previous and lame and long gone his taming stumble 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 usually the panorama and folks of Alaska. A Ladder of Cranes showcases Sexton’s mastery of either conventional kinds and unfastened verse. The tensions of his formal affects, chinese language and ecu, strength the reader to event those spare strains and tight observations in beautiful new ways.

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