Original Fire: Selected and New Poems

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9780066209869: Original Fire: Selected and New Poems

A passionate book of poetry from New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.

In this important collection, award-winning author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and has added nineteen new poems to compose Original Fire.

"These molten poems radiate with the ferocity of desire, and in them Erdrich does not spin verse so much as tell tales--of betrayal and revenge, of hunting and being hunted."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

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"The poems are hypnotic and retain an emphatic passionate fire."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Erdrich is profoundly sensual, frankly bawdy and slyly comedic."--Booklist

"Essential reading for fans of Erdrich's fiction, this volume can be expected to draw poetry readers into the fold."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Artistically impressive and highly entertaining."--Miami Herald

Essential reading for fans of Erdrich s fiction, this volume can be expected to draw poetry readers into the fold. --Library Journal (starred review)"

Erdrich is profoundly sensual, frankly bawdy and slyly comedic. --Booklist"

Artistically impressive and highly entertaining. --Miami Herald"

The poems are hypnotic and retain an emphatic passionate fire. --Los Angeles Times Book Review"

About the Author:

Louise Erdrich is the author of fifteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel The Round House won the National Book Award for Fiction. The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her debut novel, Love Medicine, was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Erdrich has received the Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction, the prestigious PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. She lives in Minnesota with her daughters and is the owner of Birchbark Books, a small independent bookstore.

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