Permanent Camp: Poems, Narratives and Renderings from the Smokies (Paperback)

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By George Ellison, Elizabeth Ellison (Illustrator)
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What an occasion the publication of Permanent Camp marks! Inveterate naturalist and student of the southern Appalachians, George Ellison returns to his roots as a poet after having complied an impressive array of prose works. As with many of these previous titles, such as Blue Ridge Nature Journal and Mountain Passages, Permanent Camp is made visually stunning by the accompanying watercolors and pen and ink washes of George's wife Elizabeth. The poems included in this collection range from crystalline haiku, to longer narrative pieces that spring from epigraphs as thoughtful responses to the works of other writers who have also roamed and loved these mountains.

— Chris

What an occasion the publication of Permanent Camp marks! Inveterate naturalist andstudent of the southern Appalachians, George Ellison returns to his roots as a poet afterhaving complied an impressive array of prose works. As with many of these previoustitles, such as Blue Ridge Nature Journal and Mountain Passages, Permanent Camp ismade visually stunning by the accompanying watercolors and pen and ink washes ofGeorge's wife Elizabeth. The poems included in this collection range from crystallinehaiku, to longer narrative pieces that spring from epigraphs as thoughtful responses to theworks of other writers who have also roamed and loved these mountains. 

— From Chris Wilcox

Description


Walking west of Bryson City, North Carolina, on July 1, 1976, George and Elizabeth Ellison happened upon a magical cove tucked into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It held a small house of many windows, a shining creek, a tree-lined meadow and a pathway into a dark forest. They moved in for the summer and never left, defying Kephart's notion that all camps are temporary. For nearly forty years, this secluded spot has been the touchstone of their work as author and artist. These interrelated poems, narratives, renderings, notes and paintings form an artistic whole in praise of the outer and inner landscapes within which we all reside.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781609496852
ISBN-10: 160949685X
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2012
Pages: 160
Language: English

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