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This Understated Land

  • This Understated Land brings together nearly four decades of Hobblebush Books' founder Sidney Hall Jr.’s work—more than 250 poems traverse these 400 pages. The collection contains several unpublished book-length poems, as well as translations, wedding and occasional poems, prose poems, and  lyrics, arranged chronologically and providing a poetic record of a lifetime.


    “I have mixed my peculiar compost into the tilled soil when it is barely warm, and scattered my poetic lettuce seed into it, throwing the newest rocks with admiration over the fence and under the stone wall,” Hall writes in the preface. “I’ve mixed the dregs of last year’s leaves and added eggshells and Emerson to the clay, and watered it with my children and my chickadees while I watched the lettuce sprout.”

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