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Podcast: Jim Harrison Reads Poetry

December 30, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“I never know what to do about some of my antique obsessions. I bird hunt, and a woman in Portland asked me, ‘Must you hunt?’ And I said, ‘Well, maybe I am just less evolved than you are.'”
On the Lannan Foundation Web site, Jim Harrison entertains a Sante Fe, New Mexico audience with readings of poems that he has never read aloud before. Many consider Harrison one of the great modern American poets, even though he is said to have turned to novels and screenplays as a way to earn a living. This recording was made in 2002. (First seen on Fishing Jones.)