Counterpoint LLC, Paperback, 9781582436234, 27pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
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.
James Baker Hall, the former Kentucky Poet Laureate and a native of Kentucky, has taught creative writing at the University of Kentucky since 1973. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in creative writing at Stanford. Hall is the author of five volumes of poetry, two novels, and four collections of photography. His works include Praeder's Letters and Yates Paul, His Grand Flights, His Tootings.