ISBN: 9781890132224 Year Added to Catalog: 1991 Book Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 320 pages Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1890132225 Release Date: March 10, 1999 Web Product ID: 243
The stage is Judevine, an imaginary town in northern Vermont. This is a small stage, sometimes cold and darkened, but filled with characters so finely etched that they stand out as clearly as steeples against the sky. David Budbill plunges into the soul of New England to find characters and stories with lessons for anyone wanting to find the intrinsic nature of the region that has been called "all of America's backyard." These dark, lyrical, funny narrative poems portray the hopes and joys, pains and despair of people who have been bypassed or bruised by the twentieth century. Budbill has written a song of the down-and-out or overlooked, a song of the unsung. This anthem of the rural renaissance is microcosmic in setting, but universal in scope.
About the Author
David Budbill is the author of six books of poems, eight plays, a children's book, and two works of fiction for young adults. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in play writing. His play, Judevine, has been produced in twenty-six states. His most recent book of poems is Moment to Moment: Poems of a Mountain Recluse, published in 1999 by Copper Canyon Press. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived for several decades in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. For more information on Budbill and his work, please visit ...