A rich temperament, a remarkable, linguistic inventiveness, and a vision both original and universal.

—Octavio Paz

Ins & Outs Of The Forest Rivers

Poetry by Nathaniel Tarn

Nathaniel Tarn’s newest collection of poems, Ins and Outs of the Forest Rivers, dives deep into the spiritual and physical sufferings of our global age. After a moving overture, the book unfolds in five sections: “Of the Perfected Angels,” with its lucid meditation on Issenheim altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald; “Dying Trees,” written out of the horrible loss of hundreds of thousands of trees throughout the American West in recent years; “War Stills,” an engagement with the ongoing atrocities in Iraq; “Movement / North of the Java Sea,” taking flight from Maui to Bali to Papua New Guinea; and the final section “Sarawak,” snaking its way through the river and indigenous anguish of Borneo, where Tarn as poet-anthropologist surveyed the loss of forest lands and its effects on tribal peoples.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217989
Price US
16.95
Price CN
19
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
144

Nathaniel Tarn

Contemporary franco-american poet, translator and critic

A rich temperament, a remarkable, linguistic inventiveness, and a vision both original and universal.

—Octavio Paz