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Terrapin

Poems by Wendell Berry

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September 15, 2015 | Paperback | 7 x 10, 80 pages | ISBN 9781619025790
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Tom Pohrt spent years gathering poems by Wendell Berry that he thought children might read and appreciate, making sketches to accompany his selection. Terrapin is the result, a volume of twenty–one poems with dozens of sketches, drawings, and watercolors. In full color, we have not only a volume of staggering beauty but a consummate example of the collaborative effort that is fine bookmaking; the perfect gift for children, grandchildren, or anyone who remains a lover of the book as physical object.

About The Authors

Tom Pohrt is a self-taught artist who has been published in more than sixteen books and various periodicals. He has traveled extensively in Cuba since 1999, where he and his wife were married in her hometown of Ciego de Avila in 2002. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. Berry lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

Praise
"Wendell Berry writes poetry as if it were as essential as bread....[He] doesn't coax poetry out of the ordinary — a long term marriage, a wild rose, trees — he shows us it's been there, in front of us, all along.... [Terrapin] is a lovely gentle primer for the Berry novice or any reader who relishes a handsome, decidedly old fashioned book."—Leo Weekly

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