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In Praise of Fertile Land: An Anthology of Poetry, Parable and Story

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Poetry. Environmental Studies. IN PRAISE OF FERTILE LAND is a unique publishing project. All sales from the book go directly to programs that preserve and protect our remaining farmlands. Included in the anthology are Lucille Clifton, Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Joy Harjo, Langston Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Ebon, Jones, Maxine Kumin, Denise Levertov, Li Young-Lee, Pablo N ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Whit Press (first published November 2003)
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Sep 24, 2010 Dan rated it liked it
A solid compilation of poems about farming, gardening, sowing, reaping, eating, etc. Some big names make appearances, like Rilke, Roethke, Frost, Stafford, Berry, Neruda, Heaney and others, along with some names I didn't recognize, and a few poems by children. This is a great collection to have on hand if you make a lot of dinner toasts, join a CSA, start a garden, etc. There are good lines to remember, good poems to read...
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And even though we know we are growing old, we are dying, we will never be young again, we also know we're still right here now, today, and my oh my! don't these greens taste good.

The First Green of Spring, David Budbill
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Really nice anthology of poems and brief prose passages celebrating the land and all its gifts.
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