In these poems written over the past decade Wendell Berry combines plainspoken elegance with deeply felt emotion--this is work of both remembrance and regeneration. Whether writing as son of a dying father or as father of a daughter about to be wed, Berry plumbs the complexities of conflict, grief, loss, and love. He celebrates life from the domestic to the eternal, finding in the everyday that which is everlasting.
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This latest volume from farmer-poet Berry has all the brevity and bite of personal diary entries. He celebrates the rural world of "garden, smokehouse...cellar,/granary, crib, and loft,'' a place ... Read full review
Beautiful weavings of life, American culture, and death. Sometimes a mix of all three.