THE JOURNEY BEGINS. by Rutsala, Vern (1934-2014)

THE JOURNEY BEGINS. by Rutsala, Vern (1934-2014) < >


Edition: First printing.

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poetry (his fifth) by this writer who was born in Idaho but lived - and taught - most of his life in Oregon. His work is notable for the transformation of every day life into words both significant and authentic, and the final long poem in this collection - Drinking Late - is an example of that "The others have gone, the last voice clipped in two by the nightlock..." While Rutsala was probably never appreciated as much as he should have been, his peniultimatel collection was nominated for the National Book Award, and shortly before his death, he received the 2014 C.E.S. Wood Distinguished Writer Award from the Oregon Book Awards, its highest honor. 55 pp. ISBN: 0-820304069.

Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slight wear to top edge of dj)

Book ID: 84303
Keywords: oregon poet, Poetry
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