A passionate book of poetry from New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.
In this important collection, award-winning author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and has added nineteen new poems to compose Original Fire.
-These molten poems radiate with the ferocity of desire, and in them Erdrich does not spin verse so much as tell tales--of betrayal and revenge, of hunting and being hunted.---Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Essential reading for fans of Erdrich’s fiction, this volume can be expected to draw poetry readers into the fold.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“Erdrich is profoundly sensual, frankly bawdy and slyly comedic.”
“Artistically impressive and highly entertaining.”
“The poems are hypnotic and retain an emphatic passionate fire.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review