Nine Acres by Nathaniel PerryNine Acres by Nathaniel Perry

Nine Acres

byNathaniel PerryIntroduction byMarie Howe

Paperback | November 4, 2011

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$20.95

Earn 105 plum® points
HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Selected by Marie Howe from over one thousand submissions,Nine Acres is the winner of theAmerican Poetry Review/APR Honickman First Book Prize. Taking their titles from chapters of a 1930s small-scale farming handbook, the fifty-two poems in this cycle create a handbook for living and explore sustainability on many levels-on the land, in the family, and in the spirit.As Marie Howe writes in her introduction to the book, Nathanial Perry has collected poems into this book as one plants a field, as an act of husbandry: each line a furrow where seeds flourish or fail. Husbandry-to create a dwelling place and to care for it-these are the ancient acts.""Soil Surface Management"I spent the afternoon breakingground. The tiller bucked and groanedat the job, but with each pass I sawa perfect blankness, like I'd been loaneda second life in which to growa third. The sun sat on its porchand smiled. I wondered if the dirtwould be enough, a kind of torchto set inside our lives to say,we'll grow our food like this, our planswill look like this -like soil squaredand measured into beds by a mansweating through his shirt with effort.In dirt is one life we can chooseto make. I spent the afternoonbreaking what I knew we'd use.Nathaniel Perry lives with his family in rural southside Virginia. He is the editor of theHampden-Sydney Poetry Review and teaches at Hampden-Sydney College. "

About The Author

Nathaniel Perry: Nathaniel Perry lives with his family in rural southside Virginia. He is the editor of theHampden-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 winne...

Details & Specs

Title:Nine AcresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.13 inPublished:November 4, 2011Publisher:Copper Canyon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0983300801

ISBN - 13:9780983300809

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Nine Acres

Reviews