The new NDSU Press book, Hunter's Log Volume II & III, by Timothy Murphy, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies Archives book collection. The following book description comes from the NDSU Press website:
“In Hunter’s Log: Volumes II & III, you’ll find Tim’s love for all the rites and tribulations of rising at O Dark Thirty, God O'clock to take his dogs out for training or hunting and for days that conclude with a pheasant gumbo steaming on the stove.
“Murphy is not just our best hunting poet . . . he is also our bard of all things North, with the blood of the Irish and Vikings in his veins. . . . No one can write better about the chill that always lurks in the northern breeze even on summer evenings, or the knowledge of mortality seasoned in the present even in the best of days. These volumes are full of the rueful mortal comedy of a man who has seen friends and dogs die and knows he is not immune.” Timothy Murphy’s “hunting, as it should, has given him the eye of a painter and a botanist’s knowledge welded seamlessly together by the ear of a poet.” —Stephen Bodio, book editor for Gray’s Sporting Journal, author of eleven books, including A Rage for Falcons: An Alliance between Man and Bird
“Murphy, a poet, was perhaps the best known literary figure living in North Dakota.” — Mike Jacobs, former editor and publisher of Grand Forks Herald