In the First Country of Places: Nature, Poetry, and Childhood Memory
Integrates poetry and psychology to explore how people shape their childhood place memories and self-identities in conformity with their philosophies of nature. Drawing upon written work and original interviews, the volume describes uses of memory through the perspectives of five American poets William Bronk, David Ignatow, Audre Lorde, Marie Ponso
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