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Reading the Earth

That Claude Wilkinson is bonded to the southern landscape and deeply in love with it is evident in the forty-four poems that make up Reading the Earth. These poems demonstrate a rare sensitivity to the natural world and its significance to human lives. Observers of the most mundane aspect of nature, the author not only reports but immerses the reader into full participation in his Eden.  
     Born in Memphis, Tennessee, the author grew up on a farm in northwest Mississippi and makes his home in Nesbit. He has taught in the English departments of a number of colleges and universities. His poems have appeared in numerous publications including Atlanta Review, Colorado North Review, Georgetown Review, Visions International, and Wind. Also a visual artist, his drawings and paintings have been exhibited in many museums throughout the South. Reading the Earth, his first published volume, is the winner of the fifth annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award.

Subjects: Poetry
Publication Date: May 31st, 1998
75 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Bios
Claude Wilkinson is a Memphis, Tennessee native whose work has appeared in African American Review, Arkansas Quarterly, Atlanta Review, Georgetown Review, and numerous other publications. He is winner of the 2000 Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation $35,000 award, given annually to emerging writers of exceptional talent and promise.

Paperback
$14.95 USD
ISBN: 9780870134814

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