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The Smallest Bird in North America
Robert Grunst

Inland Seas

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2000 • 62 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-0-932826-96-1

“Grunst is an admirable craftsperson with a fine, discriminating ear.”—Vince Gotera, North American Review

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“With the observational eye of Charles Darwin and the soul of John Muir, Robert Grunst is a first-rate naturalist. He takes us on a journey of the flora and fauna of his life in the Midwest and West, from the orchards of Michigan, to the waves of Lake Superior, to the grasses of Wyoming. Grunst focuses on the small object—the smelt, the bat, the morning-glory, the peach and pickled pear—to open up the larger vistas of his landscapes. The Smallest Bird in North America flies an intricate course, carries us a long distance.”—Mary Swander

ROBERT GRUNST was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was raised there and in Holland, Michigan. He taught 9th grade English in Midland, Michigan, and later worked as a deckhand and as an engineer aboard commercial fishing vessels on Lakes Michigan and Superior. He holds an M.F.A., an M.A.W., and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has published many essays focusing on the language, culture, and history of Great Lakes commercial fishing people. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Review, and elsewhere. He is an Associate Professor English at The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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