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In Praise of Fertile Land: An Anthology of Poetry, Parable and Story
by Uchechi Kalu
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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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...