Special Section: The Last Poems of Jim Harrison

Seven poems, an intimate interview, and a look at the profound importance of this American writer make-up this supplement from Alta Journal's Fall 2021 issue.

jim harrison
Scott Baxter

This special collection, featured as a pull-out insert in Alta Journal's Fall 2021 issue, includes seven of the poet's last works, an interview with his right-hand woman, and a detailed examination of Harrison's work by Alta books editor David L. Ulin.

The Force of Habit
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Scott Baxter

Jim Harrison’s last poems as final words. By David L. Ulin

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Poem: ‘Dog in the Tomb’
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Joe Ciardiello
Poem: ‘Weeping Birds’
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Joe Ciardiello
Poem: ‘The Speed of Dark’
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Blaise Zerega
Poem: ‘Ghosts’
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Joe Ciardiello
Poem: ‘The Whisper’
jim harrison, pencil sharpener
Blaise Zerega
Poem: ‘She’
jim harrison poem she
Joe Ciardiello
Poem: Untitled
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© 2021 James T. Harrison Trust
She Helped Him ‘Do Life’
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BOB WARGO

For more than 35 years, Joyce Harrington Bahle was Jim Harrison’s typist, trusted friend, and fierce protector. Today, she safeguards his legacy and his estate. By Will Hearst

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