Poetry. "RIPENING is a full landscape of poems packed with live beings dancing to the tunefulness of change. These true poems show an America before Agribiz: men, boys, a few acutely cherished girls, all workers, enduring winter till it topples over into spring among wells and woodlots in their strenuous beauty, harsh and worthy. Hunter's call and recall of an unmechanized world is visionary and realistic."—Marie Ponsot
Paul Hunter has been poet, teacher, performer, playwright, musician, instrument-maker, artist, editor, publisher, grassroots arts activist, worker on the land, and shade-tree mechanic. For the past 18 years he has produced fine letterpress books under the imprint of Wood Works—currently including 24 books and 55 broadsides. His own poems have appeared in Alaska Fisherman's Journal, Iowa Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, The Small Farmer's Journal, The Southern Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. He was recently a featured poet on PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Author City: Seattle, WA USA