“Jim Metcalf was an uncommon man. He saw things differently than most people. . . . He was infatuated with words. He loved the language. He used it well.”
assistant general manager,
WWL-TV, New Orleans
For the first time, Pelican combines Follow Another Star, Please to Begin, In Some Quiet Place, and Jim Metcalf’s Journal, four rare, out-of-print collections of the author’s poetry, in an exemplary anthology that serves as a brilliant reminder of the poet and his work.
Jim Metcalf, like Robert Frost before him, was a poet whose commentaries on everyday objects and events offer a keen insight into man, nature, and ourselves. During his life, Metcalf was the fourth best-selling poet in the United States, with 52,000 copies of his books sold in only three years.
Now, a new generation of readers can discover the understated eloquence of Metcalf’s poetry in this handsome, affordable edition.