|Author / Contributor(s):||Ursula K Le Guin|
|Publisher:||Copper Canyon Press|
Trade paperback (US). 112p.
Legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin was lauded by millions for her ground- breaking science fiction novels, but she began as a poet. Le Guin wrote across genres for her entire career, and poetry was a cardinal mode of expression―offering a path that led readers to discover her voice at close, intimate range. In this clarifying and sublime collection―completed shortly before her death in 2018―Le Guin is unflinching in the face of mortality, and full of wonder for the mysteries beyond. Redolent of the lush natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with rich sounds playfully echoing myth and nursery rhyme, So Far So Good lovingly plays tribute to the memories, friendships, and timeless questions that comprised a spectacular and generous life. With profound wisdom and tenacious levity, a true literary hero bookends a long, daring, and prolific career. As Publishers Weekly hailed in a starred review of So Far So Good, "[Le Guin's] writings and convictions were driven by a big heart--the heart of a poet who knew all too well the difference between miracle and eureka, revelation and revolution."