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Rain On the River

(2002)
Selected Poems And Short Prose
A collection of poems by

 
 
While Jim Dodge is internationally known for his fiction, his first and abiding passion is poetry. After eighteen years of publishing anonymously and reading only to local crowds in the Pacific Northwest, he began to issue occasional limited-edition letterpress chapbooks with a small press, as well as occasional broadsides and, since 1987, a Winter Solstice poem or story, mostly given as gifts to friends. Rain on the River contains work collected here for the first time, as well as three dozen previously unpublished poems. Dodge's poems and short prose offer the same pleasures as his fiction -- a splendid ear for language, great emotional range and subtlety, a sharp eye for the illuminating detail, and a sensibility that encompasses outright hilarity, savage wit, and tender marvel, all made eminently accessible through writing of uncompromising clarity and grace.

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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rain on the River: New and Selected Poems and Short Prose
Author(s): Jim Dodge
ISBN: 0-8021-3896-9 / 978-0-8021-3896-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rain On The River: Selected Poems and Short Prose
Author(s): Jim Dodge
ISBN: 1-84195-236-2 / 978-1-84195-236-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rain on the River: Selected Poems and Short Prose
Author(s): Jim Dodge
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2002 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rain On The River: Selected Poems and Short Prose
Author(s): Jim Dodge
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK