UPRIVER is a collection of poetry that defies orthodoxy. Drawn from the author's experiences in Alaska, Oregon and Idaho, these poems echo his life in a voice of long rural residency. They truly come from the upper stretches of the river of life, those runs and drifts beyond the reach of travel writers.
The first 24 stanzas of ABBY CREEK's 110 stanzas were published in American Nature Writing 1998 (Sierra Club Books), edited by John A. Murray. This is the first time the complete text of the poem has been available.