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Northern Latitudes

Northern Latitudes

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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This is poetry, the searing eye of precise observation, the calculating hand of exacting description, the soaring arch of imagination, and the precise care of words shaping it all.
— Kathleen Dana, World Literature Today
A high-pitched hymn of praise to the gaping solitudes.
— Aaron Spitzer, Nunatsiaq News
Some people wait days in small rooms to fly north. Thanks to this great book, those who are not so patient can also find the North.
— John Barsness, Minneapolis Tribune

Release DateSeptember 2000




Dimensions 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

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