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Window Poems

With Wood Engravings by Wesley Bates

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October 1, 2010 | Paperback | 6 x 9.3, 64 Pages | ISBN 9781582436234
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"[Berry] is throwing the dice, the stakes are high: his long writs are loose, he's on a roll." —James Baker Hall, author of The Total Light Process

Composed while Wendell Berry looked out the multipaned window of his writing studio, this early sequence of poems contemplates Berry’s personal life as much as it ponders the seasons he witnessed through the window.

First designed and printed on a Washington handpress by Bob Barris at the Press on Scroll Road, this book includes elegant wood engravings by Wesley Bates that complement the reflective and meditative beauty of Berry’s poems.

WENDELL BERRY is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife Tanya in Kentucky.

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“In the corner of the forty-paned window at the Camp, feeding from a roofed flat, the nuthatches, chickadees, sparrows, bluejays, cardinals flew in and grabbed something up and flew off, and the poems did and keep doing likewise, hunting for what to trust. All taken together they sound like what they do, not what they say: the author is throwing the dice, the stakes are high: his long writs are loose, he’s on a roll.” —James Baker Hall, author of The Total Light Process

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