Published by Holy Cow! Press
work of some 50 prose poems and photographs faithfully depicts the hard fought struggle for survival on the northern American
frontier. Jim Johnson's prose poems tell a narrative account of Martha and Sulo, two Finnish immigrants fated to endure the
unsparing landscape and climate of their Minnesota settlement. Marlene Wisuri incorporated images made from the glass plate
negatives of her grandfather, Jesse C. Hendricks, along with her own contemporary photographs to document life in the New
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© 1996, second printing 2000
These logs have been cut and dried, squared and notched by a
man with an ax. These logs are older than he is and now he is only a memory. In the middle of each log you can see the beginning. Look closely. In the early morning it is a pond where a fish rises. The
rings of the rise that spread out across the
surface are like growth rings, each ring each
year, each line written, until the last line touches the edge and whispers the same story to the black spruce grown out all around the pond.
is the history of the world. Pass it on.