Bluebird: Poems (Paperback)

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In these uncertain times, I can't imagine a more wonderful companion than James Crews' Bluebird. I read this book with a flutter in my chest, needing to pause every so often to let the beauty of his words sink in. These uplifting poems comfort us as they remind us of the joys of close attention, the rewrds of a slower pace, and the inherent wisdom found in silence and kindness. - Shari

— From Literary North Recommends


Bluebird is a wide-ranging and open-hearted chronicle of the poet's life on an organic farm with his husband in rural Vermont. Written with clarity and attention to the moments that make life memorable, Crews urges us in his newest collection "To live unbound by time/and mind—to grow, speak, touch and taste/at a pace that feels more real."

About the Author

James Crews' poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Christian Century, and The New Republic, and have been featured on Tracy K. Smith's The Slowdown and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry column. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Citation. He is also the author of Telling My Father, winner of the Cowles Poetry Prize, and editor of the bestselling Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, also from Green Writers Press. He teaches at SUNY-Albany and leads Mindfulness & Writing workshops across the country.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781950584550
ISBN-10: 1950584550
Publisher: Green Writers Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 80
Language: English