Monthly Archives: August 2010

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“In Luther Allen’s The View From Lummi Island, the mystical quality of the project—a catalog of days—rings with music that is both tense and celebratory. The poems offer a physical and spiritual journey, revealing the human psyche, as if the … Continue reading

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August 29*

i stand and watch. eagle appears.         one mind:                  i happen to be there                  eagle happens to be there         the other mind:                  eagle appears                  because i am there         the far mind:                  i appear                  because eagle … Continue reading

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“Having spent fourteen years on Guemes Island, I’ve come to believe that every island ought to have a mountain. Lummi Island has one. And just as islands need mountains, each distinct place deserves to have a writer who pays attention, … Continue reading

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“Luther Allen is a local poet in the best sense of the word ‘local’—reveling in the splendid and mundane details of place, witness to the barely apparent, his natural round of daily poems compels us to consider the poetry animated … Continue reading

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“Luther Allen’s book, The View From Lummi Island, is a year-long homage in verse to a treasured island. His daily poems capture the essence of place—landscape and seascape—and nod to uncomfortable visitors as well as local reef netters who trod … Continue reading

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August 23*

the inland forest jumble of growth second growth, regrowth crazed, wild     anarchic limitless     tangled and god-like growth the spaces all of us come from the places where no one goes *Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem is included in the forthcoming … Continue reading

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