Knee-Deep in Blazing Snow (Hardcover)

Growing Up in Vermont

By James Hayford, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator), X. J. Kennedy (Other)

Wordsong, 9781590783382, 59pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005

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The poems in this collection were chosen for their appeal to young people, and sorted into the four seasons, so readers can get a taste of growing up in New England year-round. James Hayford's poems include a Vermont way of talking--no wasted words. His language is whittled into poems satisfying to read aloud and surprising in their power to reveal truth. The collection is steeped in New England but speaks to readers everywhere. Michael McCurdy's stunning engravings and woodcuts add to the poems, amplifying the drama of New England seasons and the beauty of rural life.

About the Author

James Hayford (1913-1993) lived in Vermont most of his life. He studied with the famous poet Robert Frost at Amherst College, and after promising Frost to devote himself to writing poetry, Hayford had many different jobs, but he always kept wr