Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Paperback | April 5, 2011

byCampbell McGrath

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“An unexpected story and a gem of a book.”
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The incomparable Campbell McGrath, whom Outside magazine calls, “A writer who could help save poetry from academia and get the rest of us reading it again,” delivers an astounding work: Shannon, an epic poem that traces the remarkable journey of the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The Kansas City Star praises Shannon as, “A luminescent narrative…a myth of American character before its corruption,” and Campbell McGrath—Poet Laureate, Guggenheim Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and three-time Academy of American Poets Prize winner—proves once again to be truly an “everyman poet” who channels the spirit of Walt Whitman in this lyrical adventure. <_o3a_p>

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“An unexpected story and a gem of a book.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The incomparable Campbell McGrath, whom Outside magazine calls, “A writer who could help save poetry from academia and get the rest of us reading it again,” delivers an astounding work: Shannon, an epic poem that traces the remarkable journey of the youngest member of t...

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Who finds this body Be it known My name is George Shannon & I bequeath my remains To seed this land With American bones.From the inimitable Campbell McGrath comes an epic poem of George Shannon, the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, who wandered the prairie alone for sixteen days. Spinning a tale of adventure and wonde...

Campbell McGrath's previous collections areShannon,Seven Notebooks,Capitalism,American Noise,Spring Comes to Chicago,Road Atlas,Florida Poems, andPax Atomica. His awards include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He teaches in the creative writing program at Florida Internatio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.32 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061661309

ISBN - 13:9780061661303

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“A meditation on a new, westering nation’s discovery of its own inestimable riches....Surely, the sort of task McGrath undertakes here represents one of literature’s profoundest pleasures. A poet tirelessly digs up something buried by days, years, centuries. And then he holds it to the light.”