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One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large (Paperback)
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Winner of the 2018 Montana Book Award
and the 2019 High Plains Book Award
"La Tray is a perimeter man, seeing the reality in wildness yet dealing the best he can at
rec-onciling truth in nature." - Barry Babcock author of Teachers in the Forest
This book is a collection of poems and essays from the writer's experiences of travelling through landscapes both wild and civilized. They speak with delicate simplicities ranging from the death of a favorite pickup truck, to the joy of hitting the trail with a four-legged companion. There are also profound observations that range from realizing he has become an aging hippie in a Carhartt vest, to the exhilaration of following the tracks of a grizzly in fresh snow.
About the Author
Chris La Tray, an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a writer and photographer who lives just outside Missoula, Montana. His work has appeared in various magazines, collections and anthologies.It has been suggested that, because of the nature of his work, Chris La Tray must smell like Yukon gold dust, spruce tips, and cedar waxwings. He hopes it's true.His book, Becoming Little Shell, will be released by Milkweed Editions in 2022.