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Colin Simms - The American Poems

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Colin Simms - The American Poems

Published 2005. Paperback, 9.75x7.5ins, 208pp.
Isbn 9780907562931. Download a PDF sampler from this book here.


Colin Simms—poet, naturalist, and lifelong independent observer—was born in 1939, and lives as an author and freelance naturalist in the North of England, with journeys throughout the northern hemisphere, wherever his objectives live—his homes have been where the martens, otters, birds of prey and other enthusiasms are. He is not an orthodox conservationist, but insists on the privacy, 'isness', for wildlife which modern trends deny. He also demonstrates the poet-naturalist's concern for precise observation, apposite language and cadence. North American wildlife, and the Native American tribes and their history, have been a life-long fascination of his; this volume brings together all of his long poems, and a large number of shorter poems, on these themes.

 

"[Rushmore Inhabitation] is only part of a series, and will make its mark no matter the fashions of this age; the poems that Colin Simms wrote and read during his long committed visits in troubled times for the Native Americans, and the discoveries he delighted in through the mountains, Badlands and Great Plains will stand witness to the Spirit he represents, no matter his modesty. No other Britisher has done anything like this; and The People are, and will be, glad. His connections, and his compositions are real and not the forced or sentimental or inaccurate unoriginal journalism of some 'visitors'. He has helped open our eyes and ears to modern poetry and he fits into the exciting movement others of Indian descent are also part of…" (Benet Tvedten)

 

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