1877727652 Association copy: Signed and inscribed by author to Bill Ransom. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington, in 1945, and he began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography."? His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, was Bill's mentor in the realm of fiction, and they co-authored several science fiction titles together. Ransom was my professor at The Evergreen State College before serving as academic dean for the last of his stint there. We have more of his books available upon request.??
Kloefkorn has been called the Garrison Keillor of poetry. His highly-accessible work combines the rhythms of the poet with the spellbinding lyricism of the storyteller. Although he writes from and about the mid-western United States, these are poems that touch on universal issues of time and place, of growing up and growing older. This book contains work from eleven books, most of which are now out of print, and a large selection from new work reflecting the current state of affairs in his, and our, world.