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By Ian Marshall

"The foreign Appalachian path runs north from Mount Katahdin seven-hundred miles to the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. encouraged via Basho, Ian Marshall hiked it for 6 summers, probing the poetics of haiku whereas exploring an enormous and lovely barren region little recognized within the US. Marshall is a fascinating path spouse and an excellent tale teller, with a self deprecating wit and sharp mind that boost his observations and concepts. Like Basho, he unearths the marvelous within the universal and elevates the standard stroll right into a non secular perform, sprinkling his narrative with gorgeous unique haiku that appear to have condensed within the second, like droplets of dew. Backpackers will delight in his stinky descriptions of lifestyles at the path, and ecocritics will appreciate his considerable insights on poetry, nature, and tradition. This energetic ebook serves up a vintage mix of excessive event, literary pilgrimage, and self discovery. It tastes as tart and clean as wild rasp­berries."—John Tallmadge, past-president of the organization for the examine of Literature and setting and writer of The Cincinnati Arch: studying from Nature within the City

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