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Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry


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ISBN13: 9781556591877
ISBN10: 155659187x
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Braided Creek contains more than 300 poems exchanged in this longstanding correspondence. Wise, wry, and penetrating, the poems touch upon numerous subjects, from the natural world to the nature of time. Harrison and Kooser decided to remain silent over who wrote which poem, allowing their voices, ideas, and images to swirl and merge into this remarkable suite of lyrics.

Each time I go outside the world

is different. This has happened

all my life.


The moon put her hand

over my mouth and told me

to shut up and watch.


A nephew rubs the sore feet

of his aunt,

and the rope that lifts us all toward grace

creaks on the pulley.


Under the storyteller’s hat

are many heads, all troubled.

Jim Harrison, one of America’s best-loved writers, is author of two dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, food criticism, and memoir. He is best known for a collection of novellas, Legends of the Fall, and the epic novel Dalva. He lives in western Montana and southern Arizona.

Ted Kooser is the author of eight collections of poetry and a prose memoir. His poetry appears regularly in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Nation. He lives in Nebraska.


Two voices of the American landscape create a remarkable suite of lyrics.

About the Author

Jim Harrison is the author of twenty-five books, including Legends of the Fall and Dalva. His work has been translated into two dozen languages and produced as four feature-length films. Mr. Harrison divides his time between Montana and southern Arizona.

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Lori Parker, January 16, 2010 (view all comments by Lori Parker)
Jim Harrison's poems make me see things in ways I think I should have seen them all along. But I can't figure it out for myself. Ted Kooser can bring you fully into a place or feeling with just a few words. Here they are corresponding with each other in short poems. It's wonderful not knowing who wrote which. It's fantastic to be able to pick up the book, look at any page, and find a few lines that change the way you think about something. It's hard to put the book down once you pick it up. Both men celebrate life and make you happy to be alive. Here's one of my favorites:

Waited all day for the moon to rise.
It just happened.
I can't believe my luck.
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Product Details

Harrison, Jim
Copper Canyon Press
Kooser, Ted
American - General
Haiku, American.
General Poetry
Single Author / American
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2003
Grade Level:
7 x 5.5 in

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