Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food. His books include Dalva, Legends of the Fall, and Brown Dog. He was a longtime contributor to Brick.
Just recently, last fall in fact, I had extensive spinal surgery for a condition called “spondylolisthesis.” If you can pronounce this you likely have it. To give the surgeon a better view of my interior carcass I was slashed from . . .
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