Poetry. "It would be a mistake to call this fourth collection of work set in the American Midwest 'farming' poems, though small farms and communities are at their center. These are poems about people: about what they make ofthemselves from what is offered to them; the lessons and opportunities of work; how responsibility to land, animals, and tools shapes us—or fails to; what fidelity we owe to those with whom we live. Wise and generous, whenthere's labor to be done, these are the poems that show up with a worn tool belt, packing their own lunch."—Samuel Green, Inaugural Poet Laureate, Washington State
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