American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide

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Harry N. Abrams
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6.4 X 9.24 X 1.31 inches | 1.99 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Barba is a poet, translator, and editor for the New York Review of Books. She is the author of Fair Sun (2017) and geode (2020), a finalist for the New England Book Awards, and the Massachusetts Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, Antioch Review, Raritan, and Harvard Review. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leanne Shapton is a Canadian artist, writer, and publisher and is the art editor at the New York Review of Books. She has contributed illustrations to a number of magazines, journals, and books, including Women in Clothes, a collaborative project with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits; and her own Swimming Studies, which won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She lives in New York City.


"A luminous selection of essays, poems, and letters that leap and bound through mood, time and place, with writers of every shape and form from America's foundation years to the present day"
--Financial Times
"A sensitive but substantial florilegium of poems, essays, and letters from the 1700s to the present about wildflowers and their place in this world past, present, and future . . . The collection as a whole reminds us how lucky we are to share the world with this variety of shape and color, and to open our eyes to what grows on the side of the highway, between cracks in the sidewalk, along the riverbank."--Boston Globe
"A significant addition to the tradition of writing about plants, this anthology urges us to notice the lessons offered by the tiniest bluet."
--Bookpage, *starred* review
"This anthology offers a rich compendium of classic and contemporary writings inspired by wildflowers . . . a prismatic and dynamic work."
--Publishers Weekly