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Author: Merrill Gilfillan

Merrill Gilfillan was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, in 1945 and studied literature at the Universities of Michigan and Iowa. His first book of poems appeared in 1970. OLD RIVER, NEW RIVER: A MISCELLANY (Red Dragonfly Press, 2019) is his latest book. Recent publications from Flood Editions include RED MAVIS, UNDANCEABLE, SELECTED POEMS 1965-2000, THE BARK OF THE DOG, Harpsichord Hills (Horse Less Press), and TALK ACROSS WATER: STORIES SELECTED AND NEW, as well as a collection of alfresco essays, THE WARBLER ROAD. A collection of his SELECTED AND NEW STORIES will appear in 2019 from Flood Editions. A sheaf of landscape drawings called Distant Rivers appeared in 2012. He lives in Colorado.

The Bark of the Dog
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The Bark of the Dog

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Poetry. In THE BARK OF THE DOG, Merrill Gilfillan summons lyric equivalents to landscapes and day shapes, drawing on off-hand song, bird's-eye bearings, and the vortical power of place names. Like Basho's haiku, Gilfillan's poems are anchored in tim...

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Grasshopper Falls
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Grasshopper Falls

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Fiction. "A feeling for life on the Great Plains and a respect for fictional resonances lend Gilfillan's 15 stories a quiet glow. In precise, glistening prose, the poet and award-winning essayist presents a slim collection of vignettes that include ...

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Old River, New River: A Miscellany
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Old River, New River: A Miscellany

Red Dragonfly Press

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. OLD RIVER, NEW RIVER, as a literal miscellany, comprises a gathering of short essays, memoirs, contemplative notes, and even a few poems. Various well-chosen corners of North America, including the author's hometown, pro...

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Red Mavis
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Red Mavis

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Poetry. The red mavis, better known as the brown thrasher, sings a tireless improvised song, "varied ... usually pleasing," lambent with "the gladness of the open air." In this volume, Merrill Gilfillan draws on casual rhymes and lost commonplaces, ...

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RIVER THROUGH RIVERTOWN
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RIVER THROUGH RIVERTOWN

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THE SEASONS
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THE SEASONS

Adventures in Poetry

Poetry. A prolific writer who has won awards for his works of fiction as well as nonfiction Merrill delivers his eleventh book of poetry in THE SEASONS. "If John Clare had toured the United States with Oscar Wilde, their notebooks, twisted together ...

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Talk across Water: Stories Selected and New
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Talk across Water: Stories Selected and New

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Fiction. In a preface to this volume, Merrill Gilfillan reflects, "Most of these stories took shape during the latter twentieth century, a period when I was regularly exploring the topography of the American Great Plains (especially the 'Indian coun...

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Undanceable
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Undanceable

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Poetry. With exuberance and economy, Merrill Gilfillan's UNDANCEABLE evokesthe landscape of the American West through the geographic word. Placenames, the texture of speech, and a certain aroma of nature permeatethese pages. Ever alert to unforeseen...

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The Warbler Road
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The Warbler Road

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Literary Nonfiction. Nature Writing. In these twenty-six short essays, Merrill Gilfillan records his encounters with Wood Warblers as they flit through North American landscapes on their migratory paths. With precision, appetite, and a touch of whim...

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