Saturday, October 19, 2002

Jim Dodge

JIM DODGE is the author of three hilarious cult novels.

Fup is a classic tale about a 20-pound duck who can't fly, Grandaddy Jake Santee who believes he is immortal, and Tiny, whose passion is building fences. The book is now in its twelfth printing and has been translated into 14 languages. Not Fade Away is a rock'n'roll road trip through human nature in a big old car. Stone Junction, a high-flying, free-spirited parable about the powers within us all.

Reading Stone Junction is like being at a non-stop party in celebration of everything that matters.
- Thomas Pynchon.
Dodge has also published five chapbooks of poetry and Rain on the River: New and Selected Poems and Short Prose released by Grove Press in 2002.
While Jim Dodge is internationally known for his fiction, his first and abiding passion is poetry. Diverse, Savvy, Passionate! Anyone who picks this book up has a treat in store!
-Gary Snyder.
Dodge received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop in 1969 and has been on the faculty of Art of the Wild, Squaw Valley Writers' Conference, and Sitka Writers' Symposium, and has taught as Artist-in-Residence at the National Science Foundation. Since 1995, he has been Assistant Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program, Department of English at Humboldt State University.

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