Nine Acres

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Price
$14.00  $13.02
Publisher
American Poetry Review
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Pages
96
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780983300809
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About the Author
Nathaniel Perry: Nathaniel Perry lives with his family in rural southside Virginia. He is the editor of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and teaches at Hampden-Sydney College.
Marie Howe: Marie Howe was born in 1950 and received her MFA from Columbia University. Her debut volume, The Good Thief, was selected by Margaret Atwood as winner of the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series. Since then, she has published two more collections, What the Living Do and The Kingdom of the Ordinary.

Reviews
"In the tradition of Virgil's Georgics, this is an interwoven collection of poems about, yes, agriculture. There are poems entitled 'Drainage, ' 'Water Supply, ' 'Fruit Tree Pruning, ' 'Frost Damage Prevention, ' 'Bees, ' and 'Compost.' But even for readers who don't have a lot of interest in farming, what carries you along is Nathaniel Perry's earthy lyricism. As you spend time with Nine Acres you become more attuned to the seasons, more aware of how all living things on our planet are connected, and more grateful for the edible gifts that we receive from the field. Growing food, it turns out, is a sacrament--and a form of meditation, too, nudging us to pay attention to forces both seen and invisible."--Roundglass