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Dumb Luck

By: Sam Hamill

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Influenced by the Chinese and Japanese masters, Hamill's Dumb Luck affirms his ability to give us back the world and all its vicissitudes. Here you will find Zen fables, elegies and haiku, bluesy riffs, and poems that celebrate births, marriages, the liberating exile of the poet, as well as verses that present the dumb luck that has peppered the poet's life. "Sam Hamill has reached the catagory of a National Treasure though I doubt he'd like the idea. His Dumb Luck is a marvel, well worth reading and re-reading, then picking it up a month later for a fresh look. Much of his work stays close to you so that you adapt it easily to your memories in the manner of fine experiences." --Jim Harrison "Dumb Luck is a book of gratitudes. Inside these pages is wisdom hard-earned and growing. A black bowl of calm. To read these poems is to drink these words. Drink these words with both hands. They are exquisite renderings of the paradoxes that encircle us." --Terry Tempest Williams


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So much ambition
and such futility in
everyone's poems.
It's galling and quite lovely
that we dare write them at all.


© BOA Editions, Ltd 2002

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Paperback ISBN: 1-929918-25-9
Price: $13.95
Publishing Date: October 2002