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Bartram's Garden

Eleanor Stanford


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From Brazil’s Bay of All Saints to Philadelphia, from Florida’s brutal humidity to the drought-scorched Cape Verde Islands, Bartram’s Garden takes in the pulse and ache of the natural world: the bittern balanced in the swamp, cashew fruit’s astringent flesh. With a gardener’s eye for color and motif, and a mother’s open-hearted sensibility, these poems explore vivid landscapes both intimate and foreign.

Carnegie Mellon University Press, 9780887485985, 88pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2015

About the Author

ELEANOR STANFORD is the author of The Book of Sleep (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008) and a memoir, História, História: Two Years in the Cape Verde Islands (2013). She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and three sons.