With insights into Japanese flower gardening and hog butchering, into mother-daughter relations and horse trading, in verse that is wistful or bright or drenched in rural beauty, this book surprises and delights...This varied collection of remarkably high poetic quality will enchant readers throughout the English-speaking world. The book will appeal to readers young and old, to students and gardeners, to political activists, to anyone who responds to natural beauty and to truth. West Virginia Poet Laureate Irene McKinney has said that poetry is the one form of art which can't sell out. This book doesn't either.
NOR MAN JORDAN, a native of Ansted, West Virginia, co-founded the African-American Heritage Family Tree Museum and the African American Arts and Heritage Academy. His poetry has been anthologized in many books, including, Make a Joyful Sound: Poems for Children by African-American Poets, In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry and Wild Sweet Notes: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry.
Spriggs, Bianca Lynne, and Jeremy Paden, editors. “Biographies.” Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2017, pp. 151–156.