- Working the Dirt,
subtitled Poems of Farming and Gardening in the South, is a simple
yet eloquent concept.
- Divided into
sections -- The Farm: "Can to Cain't," Moving on, Digging In, As For Men,
Strong Women, Fruits and Vegetables, and Yards and Gardens -- the poets
included remember, imagine, and celebrate the human need to connect with
- Editor Jennifer
Horne selected verse by poets as diverse as : Sandra Agricola, Coleman
Barks, Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, R.H.W. Dillard, James Dickey, Nikki
Giovanni, Randall Jarrell, Rodney Jones, Donald Justice, Walter McDonald,
Naomi Shihab Nye, John Crowe Ransom, Henry Taylor, Jeanie Thompson,
Robert Penn Warren, Miller Williams, Randall Williams, C.D.
- Wright, and many,
many others in an obvious labor of love.
- Working the Dirt
is highly recommended as a gift for Father's Day, a text for the
horticulturally challenged, and a testament to Southerners love for the
- Southern Scribe
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