In Gravity National Park
Poems
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Author: C.L. Rawlins

Format: Paper
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780874173222
Published Date: 1998


In his poetry, writer and mountaineer C. L. Rawlins evokes the natural world and the American West in exciting detail. Philosophical, harsh, beautiful, gritty, in his poems Rawlins reveals himself to be a "non-romantic Romantic."

A mountaineer and field hydrologist, he expertly approaches nature and the environment without sentimentality. In this second collection of his poetry, Rawlins speaks of many of the major issues of our time, in accessible yet wonderfully crafted poems. Rawlins treats the world of the human heart with wit and humor and great humanity.

Author Bio
C. L. Rawlins is one of the finest poets of the West writing today. A mountaineer and field hydrologist, he expertly approaches nature and the environment without sentimentality. In accessible yet wonderfully crafted poems, he speaks of many of the major issues of our time. Rawlins treats the world of the human heart as well, with wit and humor and great humanity.
Reviews

“Rawlins is that rare being: a whole man; a compassionate philosopher, and an artist of the written word. Be sure to explore In Gravity National Park. You’ll want to return to it again and again.” -Bloomsbury Review
 

"As he gives himself to the ceaseless pressure of the winds and undertakes the long, bumpy roads that stretch between him and so many that he loves, C. L. Rawlins also finds a world of gritty miracles. This collection, with its cadences as subtle and shifting as the weather, vividly evokes the high-plains country of the poet’s heart." -John Elder, author of Reading the Mountains of Home
 

Winner of the Poetry award from the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association in 1999.