Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press (1 Jan. 2001)
By: Gary Lemons (Author)
In this attentively-crafted first book of poems, Gary Lemons moves the reader through interior landscapes rich with loves and losses, unafraid to make the artist's exhaustive ride between inspiration and action, unable to walk away from history. Rooted in an Ethos of working with his hands-from building grain elevators with a crew of Lakota Sioux, to re-foresting clearcuts with a cooperative of artists-Lemon's many lives fall together seamlessly in his writing. Evoking the Pacific Northwest to Costa Rica, the Black Hills to Vietnam, Fresh Horses resonates with compassion for reader and subject, and with spiritual practice made from the act of witness. Ultimately, these are love poems that unabashedly make us aware that we are evolving not away from but toward one another.