Mad Farmer Poems

I need to get better organized – I’ve completely neglected to post about a few things, number one of which is a Bob Baris publication from last Fall. The Mad Farmer Poems is the third book from Press on Scroll Road to feature the work of Wendell Berry. The details:

With contents chosen by Mr Berry, this book forms the definitive collection of his Mad Farmer family of poems. It includes a Foreword by Ed McClanahan, an Introduction by James Baker Hall, an Afterword by William Kloefkorn, and Engravings by Abigail Rorer. The text was printed from handset type, with title page lettering by Jerry Kelly, on handmade Twinrocker paper in an iron handpress. The sheets were bound by Priscilla Spitler at Hands on Bookbinding in quarter leather with papers marbled by Pamela Smith covering the boards. The book’s forty-eight pages measure 13.25 x 8.25 inches. Sixty numbered copies were made and signed by the author, and forty-six of these are offered for sale at $400.00 each.

– John Russell

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