Skiing with Dostoyevsky with David Axelrod

About the Book: Skiing with Dostoyevsky: New & Selected Poems   gathers lyrics whose worldliness is rooted in both travel and “the lexicon of the local,” in which “Winter is going to / prove whatever it has to prove / as I intend to spend what I provisioned / giving away all I have left to give.” The book brings together pieces from David Axelrod’s previous nine collections along with thirty-two brilliant new poems, the whole a kind of symphonic effort to clarify the unity of consciousness, water, wind, and stone, all life, in fact, and the planet itself.

About the Author: David Axelrod teaches letterpress printing at the University of Montana on a 1935 Hacker Test Press and founded Bear Scratch Press. He’s the author of nine previous collections of poems, among them The Cartographer’s Melancholy and What Next, Old Knife? Recent work appears in DecemberPoetry East, Image, and Willow Springs. In addition, he’s published two collections of personal essays, most recently, The Eclipse I Call Father. He lives in a former gravel pit where he tends a small native plants nursery. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Fact & Fiction Bookstore
220 N Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59802-4435
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ISBN: 9780899241982
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Published: Lynx House Press - May 20th, 2024