Rounding the Human Corners

Poetry by Linda Hogan, with an introduction by William Kittredge

April 1, 2008 • 6 x 9 • 114 pages • 978-1-56689-210-0

In her first book of poetry since 1993’s groundbreaking The Book of Medicines, Linda Hogan locates the intimate connections between all living things. With soaring imagery, clear lyrics, and entrancing rhythm, her poetry becomes a visionary instrument singing to and for humanity. From the microscopic creatures of the sea to the powerful beauty of horses, and from the beating heart of her unborn grandson to the vast, uncovered expanses of the universe, Hogan reminds us that, “Between the human and all the rest / lies only an eyelid.”

About the Author

A Chickasaw writer, teacher, and activist, Linda Hogan has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and Colorado. A volunteer and consultant for wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species programs, Hogan has published essays for the Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club. Her fiction and poetry have received numerous awards including nominations from the Pulitzer Prize Board and National Book Critics Circle.

An acclaimed essayist and fiction writer of the American West, William Kittredge is the author of, most recently, The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays and the novel The Willow Field. He was the co-producer of the movie “A River Runs Through It” and has received numerous awards including two Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Awards.


“Linda Hogan’s vision is breathtaking.” —Barbara Kingsolver

“I have long been a fan of Linda Hogan’s work. In Rounding the Human Corners I quickly found the lines ‘the green floor of the world that so / makes us want to live.’ She is a significant figure in our literature.” —Jim Harrison

“Light. Love. Life. Linda Hogan’s gentle and clear poetry in Rounding the Human Corners reminds me that, too often, I long and ask for more than I need. In fact when I read the final poem in the book, I go back and read her poems from the beginning, so I can marvel again at the knowledge made obvious to me.” —Simon J. Ortiz