"Jim Metcalf was an uncommon man. He saw things differently than most people. . . . He was infatuated with words. He loved the language. He used it well."
assistant general manager,
WWL-TV, New Orleans
For the first time, Pelican combines Follow Another Star, Please to Begin, In Some Quiet Place, and Jim Metcalf's Journal, four rare, out-of-print collections of the author's poetry, in an exemplary anthology that serves as a brilliant reminder of the poet and his work.
Jim Metcalf, like Robert Frost before him, was a poet whose commentaries on everyday objects and events offer a keen insight into man, nature, and ourselves. During his life, Metcalf was the fourth best-selling poet in the United States, with 52,000 copies of his books sold in only three years.
Now, a new generation of readers can discover the understated eloquence of Metcalf's poetry in this handsome, affordable edition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
At the time of his death in 1977, Jim Metcalf was widely acclaimed as one of the brightest new stars in the poetry world. He was also the writer, producer, and host of the top-rated New Orleans television program, "A Sunday Journal." His work earned him many accolades, including the distinguished Peabody Award for broadcasting. In 1998, Metcalf was posthumously inducted into the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
JIM METCALF: Collected Poems
By Jim Metcalf
Foreword by Phil Johnson
256 pp. 5½ x 8½
EAN: 978-1-56554-701-8 pb