The Long Haul by Vern RutsalaThe Long Haul by Vern Rutsala

The Long Haul

byVern Rutsala

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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The Long Haul moves back and forth through time, touching down on real and imaginary sites. Some of these places are in the public domain, as it were, and others are private. The geography is often in the West—Oregon and Idaho—but there are significant side trips in the East and Europe as well as regions that can't be found on maps.
VERN RUTSALA’S The Moment’s Equation was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. Other recent books include A Handbook for Writers, How We Spent Our Time (Akron Poetry Prize), and Other Voices. Earlier books include The Window, Laments, The Journey Begins, Paragraphs, Walking Home from the Icehouse, Ruined Cities, Selected Poems (...
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Title:The Long HaulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486010

ISBN - 13:9780887486012

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Table of Contents

• In the Columbia Gorge
Summer Evenings with Dakota Slim
The Muses of First and Main
Relatives
Sorry Roads
Return to the World
September Arrival
An Old Street
The Cradle of Civilization
Hands
Her Radio
Only Child
Money
Abundance
Chickens in a Hailstorm
Old Fighters at a Sports Bar
Junk
We Learned it at the Movies
An Old Song
Negotiating Curves
The Apartment Just off Burnside
Coming to the End
Sight Unseen
The Sea Motel
The History of a Grave
The Ice Storm and After
Slinging Hash
Louver
Body Language: The Great Blue Heron
White Water
Crows
“Finns Have Long Memories”
How Deadshot Reed Got His Name
The History of Apples
Empty Rooms
What We Owe
The Traveler
Deadpan Elegy
At This Point
Lately
Thieves
Surfaces
Layers

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The Long Haul moves back and forth through time, touching down on real and imaginary sites. Some of these places are in the public domain, as it were, and others are private. The geography is often in the West—Oregon and Idaho—but there are significant side trips in the East and Europe as well as regions that can't be found on maps.“I know of no poet who has grown more surely, steadily, and triumphantly through the years.” - Carolyn Kizer