Northern Latitudes: Prose Poems
by Lawrence Millman
The third book in our Marie Alexander poetry series, this collection by noted travel writer Lawrence Millman conjures up the people, the tales, and the stark, fantastic landscapes of the far north, including arctic Canada, Greenland, Labrador, Iceland, and the northern fastnesses of the British Isles. With an ear for the subtle and a weakness for the outrageous, Millman skillfully weaves lush vocabulary, wild stories, and tribal traditions into his poems. He offers uncanny insights into humanness; our instincts, our histories, our differences; simply by evoking that magnetic north with uncanny passion.
About the Author
Lawrence Millman is the author of 14 books, including Last Places, Lost in the Arctic, An Evening Among Headhunters, and A Kayak Full of Ghosts. In addition to writing about northern latitudes, he writes about mushrooms. His most recent book, in fact, is entitled Fascinating Fungi of New England and will be published in July, 2011. When not looking for mushrooms or prowling around the tundra, he makes his home in Cambridge, MA.
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