Why Speak? (Hardcover)

By Nathaniel Bellows

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393062403, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2007

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These layered, braided narratives combine images of landscape and nature, childhood memories and family history, evoked paintings and performances. Nathaniel Bellows's verse is intimate yet inviting, dark but hopeful: "I could not saw the fallen tree not all / of it had fallen because somehow each spring, / the rotted half still mysteriously bloomed.
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