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Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon

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ISBN13: 9781932010169
ISBN10: 1932010165
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A wonderful collection of work by 33 Oregon poets that celebrates the state (and state of mind) of Oregon, eco-region by eco-region, west to east, from the Pacific coast to the high desert country and the Blue Mountains. Editor Liz Nakazawa describes the anthology as a "collection of flowers...a bouquet of the richest poetry celebrating Oregon, written by the poets who live here."
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In Deer Drink the Moon, Liz Nakazawa brings together thirty-three poets to create a masterpiece of poetry about the state of Oregon. Organized thematically into seven of the state's ecoregions, this collection takes the reader on a statewide tour through poetry: beginning at the Pacific Ocean with William Stafford's "Waiting by the Sea," traveling through the Willamette Valley with Margaret Chula's "Soliloquy on Rain," and ending in the high deserts of Eastern Oregon with Vince Wixon's "Eastern Oregon." Through memorable imagery, the poets create a tribute to Oregon that is painted in lyrics, harvested in poetry, and grown in the hearts of artists.

Review:

"Liz Nakazawa, editor of Deer Drink the Moon, has plucked gems of our genius loci — the 'Spirit of Place' — from thirty-three Oregon authors, and set them before us. Grouped by ecoregion, the images of sand dollars, apricot-scented mushrooms, frozen rivers, ground fog, bone-dry drought and parched creeks, and of course rain, many kinds of rain, provide the backdrop that defines us all." Carla Perry, author of Laughing Like Dogs

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"Travel to the Coastal Range, where 'the tide calls my name,' where the tides measure our lives. Go to the Blue Mountains where the Burnt River freezes over. Linger at Harney Lake where the land implores you to stop talking. This is a land of rain where the sky is 'gray as wax' and 'the steelhead blazes like a mirror catching sun.' Go to these places by whatever means will carry you. Open the pages of this book." Charles Seluzicki, Fine Press Publisher & Rare Book Dealer

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"Here are poems that, taken together, form a painterly portrait of Oregon in all its astonishing breadth of weathers and landscapes, poems that, individually, astonished me with their beauty and multiformity, poems that reminded me again and again how lucky I am to live here." Molly Gloss, author of The Jump Off Creek

About the Author

Editor Liz Nakazawa has been a freelance writer since 1984 and has published numerous articles on a variety of subjects such as health, gardening, education, architecture, the environment, and small businesses. Her articles have appeared in The Oregonian, Oregon Business Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor. She has also published in Psychology Today, American Health and Fitness Magazine, and Northwest Travel.

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tandrules, September 30, 2007 (view all comments by tandrules)
I read “Deer Drink the Moon” this summer. Being somewhat new to Oregon, I think it provides a geographic and spiritual journey for the newcomer, as well as a deepening experience for those who grew up around the places depicted by the thirty three authors. These poets find the beloved terrain of Oregon, from the Pacific coastline to the high desert, as their muse. The audience of “Deer Drink the Moon” extends beyond the avid poetry reader, however. Somewhere in this book is a story for every Oregon experience, written to rekindle that sense of discovery upon first seeing the Blue Mountains or the Willamette Valley, or to chart the course of every life occurring in Oregon right this moment. These works are not limited to pastoral descriptions, or the language equivalent of a landscape portrait. Each voice is born out of a life that is lived in Oregon. Vincent Wixon’s “Eastern Oregon” depicts the life of old women living in portraits in small houses. Kim Stafford’s “A Thousand Friends of Rain” personifies her desire to be many droplets of rain. Every poem brings to life a sense of yearning and imagination that stretches far beyond the expected limits of geographically inspired poetry.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932010169
Subtitle:
Poems of Oregon
Author:
Nakazawa, Liz
Publisher:
Ooligan Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.92x6.14x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

A wonderful collection of work by 33 Oregon poets that celebrates the state (and state of mind) of Oregon, eco-region by eco-region, west to east, from the Pacific coast to the high desert country and the Blue Mountains. Editor Liz Nakazawa describes the anthology as a "collection of flowers...a bouquet of the richest poetry celebrating Oregon, written by the poets who live here."

"Review" by , "Liz Nakazawa, editor of Deer Drink the Moon, has plucked gems of our genius loci — the 'Spirit of Place' — from thirty-three Oregon authors, and set them before us. Grouped by ecoregion, the images of sand dollars, apricot-scented mushrooms, frozen rivers, ground fog, bone-dry drought and parched creeks, and of course rain, many kinds of rain, provide the backdrop that defines us all."
"Review" by , "Travel to the Coastal Range, where 'the tide calls my name,' where the tides measure our lives. Go to the Blue Mountains where the Burnt River freezes over. Linger at Harney Lake where the land implores you to stop talking. This is a land of rain where the sky is 'gray as wax' and 'the steelhead blazes like a mirror catching sun.' Go to these places by whatever means will carry you. Open the pages of this book."
"Review" by , "Here are poems that, taken together, form a painterly portrait of Oregon in all its astonishing breadth of weathers and landscapes, poems that, individually, astonished me with their beauty and multiformity, poems that reminded me again and again how lucky I am to live here."
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