Item description for Human Cartography (New Odyssey Series) by James Gurley...
In this collection, poet James Gurley maps the emotional and physical landscapes we inhabit. His poems employ the theorems and metaphors of science to examine how history and the natural world around us help shape our lives. Displaying what 2002 T. S. Eliot judge David Wagoner called "the best kind of literary empathy," Gurley retells the stories of historical figures--naturalists, explorers, ornithologists, photographers--and brings these characters alive in a contemporary context that heightens the parallels between past and present. The different voices from science and art--usually seen as incompatible--link to form a comprehensive vision of the human experience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Publisher Truman State University Press
ISBN 1931112150 ISBN13 9781931112154
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More About James Gurley
James E. Gurley has written and told stories all his life, mostly for fun, but when he retired as an Atlanta chef at 52, he began to take his writing career seriously. Since then he has published over thirty-five short stories in various magazines and twelve novels in the horror, science fiction and Young Adult genres, including "'Oracle of Delphi'". He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the Society of Southwestern Authors (SSA), and the Baja Arizona Science Fiction Association (BASFA), and the Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society (CASFS).
James lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Kim, and his two cats Elsie and Shoes. He plays guitar and keyboards in local Tucson rock and roll bands when not writing.
James Gurley currently resides in Seattle. James Gurley was born in 1959.
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Helluva Book of Poems Jul 2, 2002
Here, finally, is a poet who wants to remarry reason and passion into a symbiotic relationship--instead of distancing himself from the more analytic sciences (as most modern poets do). Gurley's poems examine the physical and empirical reality of the scientist with the subjective and sublime eye of the poet, transforming what he observes through a combination of scientific examination and a poetic love of language and metaphor. The end result is not only a happy co-existence of science and poetry on the page, but a great new well of poems. If you're interested--at all--in modern poetry, you should buy this book. You'll find yourself reading and re-reading the poems and counting the days until Mr. Gurley's next offering.