Church of the Robin's Ha-Ha!: John Burroughs' "Natural Religion" and Other Poems


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Epigraph Publishing
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.22 inches | 0.28 pounds

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About the Author

Anne Richey lives and teaches in New York's Hudson Valley. She was introduced to John Burroughs through the Slabsides Poets, a writers' group which met periodically at Slabsides, Burroughs' cabin in West Park, NY. She has been reading, studying, and teaching him ever since. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, among them Barrow Street, Poetry Midwest, Primavera, Long Island Quarterly, The Sow's Ear, and JAMA. They have been anthologized in the collections Prima Materia, Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley, WaterWrites, A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Boomer Girls: Poems from the Baby Boom Generation. She is a docent at Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs' summer retreat in Roxbury, NY.


"Anne Richey's Church of the Robin's Ha-Ha! is a wonderfully perceptive poetry collection that combines a deep knowledge of the nature essays of John Burroughs and the Catskill landscape with the sensibility of a gifted poet. Reading these poems is like a walk in the Catskills while accompanied by an observant, knowledgeable companion whose heart is entwined with the land and its people. A beautiful book that can be read and reread many times with pleasure." --DANIEL G. PAYNE, PH.D., AUTHOR OF WRITING THE LAND: JOHN BURROUGHS AND HIS LEGACY