Isle Royale Reflection
"Isle Royale is the most beautiful spot on planet Earth. It was a great privilege to be there. And the poems I wrote (now in my poetry collection The Book of Hours but before that in a chapbook, Ghost and Oar from Red Dragonfly Press) still haunt me. My favorite part of our visit (my husband and son were encouraged to come by the Rangers, given the isolation involved) was canoeing out and about the various little islets, early morning and at dusk, and a lot of images in the poems came with the calm strange sound of oar hitting water as backdrop.
About the Artist
Marianne Boruch’s The Book of Hours (Copper Canyon Press, 2011, and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry award) includes poems from her chapbook Ghost and Oar which was written at Isle Royale and published earlier by Red Dragon Gate Press. Among her other nine poetry collections are Cadaver, Speak; Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing; and The Anti-Grief (Copper Canyon, 2012, 2016, 2019). She’s written three essay collections as well, most recently The Little Death of Self (Michigan, “Poets on Poetry Series,” 2017), and the memoir, The Glimpse Traveler (Indiana, 2011).
Last updated: January 5, 2020