What the Rivers Gather: Selected Poems

978-1-62288-313-4 Paperback
6 x 9. 120 pp.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020
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This new selected poems from noted historian Milton Jordan leads readers into the beautiful Idaho wilderness to Slate Creek where, “...the mountain casts its first shadow.” Jordan's poems infuse life with nature, with “sluggish gray beginnings” and the “sound of Linda Ronstadt” on a Saturday full of “miles of silence.” These tender, graceful, and profound moments where “the sound of billiards played without talent” lingers on the dust that settles high in Lodgepole pine. Jordan's verse is well-crafted, compact, expertly weaving truths and discoveries, across the Ohio countryside, a world shuttling between narrative and lyric. These are the poems of living, of what we carry with us, of what the rivers gather.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press