Poetry. CIRCLE OF STONES: A PLACE AND ITS STORY is a collection of long poems that bring to life the myth inherent in the stories we tell and retell. Joe Paddock—poet, biographer, naturalist, and oral historian—has worked decades to bring us these important poems.
Joe Paddock lives in Litchfield, Minnesota, in the same house he grew up in. He is married to the writer Nancy Paddock. In his writing, Paddock ever seeks to find harmony with self and place, and in these poems you will discover outcomes of decades of dream work and the collecting of oral history. More often than not Paddock is a narrative poet: he believes deeply in story, that to make a point it is best to tell a story, that stories are containers for us that make sense of our lives and keep us from going too far astray. Risen from Paddock's home ground, his poems are a revelation of local wisdom, local wonders. Author City: LITCHFIELD, MN USA