Original Fire: Selected and New Poems (Paperback)
In this important new collection, her first in fourteen years, 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.
About the Author
Louise Erdrich is the author of thirteen novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel Love Medicine won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse was a finalist for the National Book Award. Most recently, The Plague of Doves won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Erdrich lives in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore that provides a locus for Native intellectual life and exists to nourish and build a community based on books, with a special emphasis on Native American titles. She is an enrolled Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (a tribe of Ojibwa and Metis peoples).
“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.”
“Artistically impressive and highly entertaining.”
“The poems are hypnotic and retain an emphatic passionate fire.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review