In this poetic collection of outdoor essays, author Jack Kulpa brings the wonders of the wilderness to his readers and skillfully relates his passion for the solitary art of fishing. Whether used as a metaphor for the triumphs and tribulations of his life or only a medium for meditation and supreme enjoyment of the outdoors, Kulpa's rich passages on his favorite past time open a window to the heart of a fisherman. With beautiful prose True North explores the wonders of the north woods of Wisconsin with its magnificent lakes and rivers. As is appropriate for this thoughtful memoir, the chapters are organized by seasons, each with its own fishing trials and gifts. Kulpa's encounters with walleye, pike and trout, as well as his fellow fisherman provide a relaxing source of introspection and give readers a hankering for some wholesome soul searching in the north woods.
Jack Kulpa has written about fishing, hunting, outdoor life, and conservation for over forty years. He has contributed to hundreds of outdoor magazines and is a regular contributor to Field & Stream, Sports Afield and many other magazines. He lives in Superior, Wisconsin.