Tom Pohrt spent years gathering poems by Wendell Berry that he thought children might read and appreciate, making sketches to accompany his selection. Terrapin is the result, a volume of twenty–one poems with dozens of sketches, drawings, and watercolors. In full color, we have not only a volume of staggering beauty but a consummate example of the collaborative effort that is fine bookmaking; the perfect gift for children, grandchildren, or anyone who remains a lover of the book as physical object.
About the Author
Wendell Berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For over forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya, in Kentucky.
Tom Pohrt is a self–taught artist and illustrator and has published in eighteen books and various journals. Since 1999, he has traveled extensively in Cuba, where he and his wife were married in her hometown of Ciego de Avila. They lives with their daughter in Ann Arbor.
"Wendell Berry writes poetry as if it were as essential as bread....[He] doesn't coax poetry out of the ordinary — a long term marriage, a wild rose, trees — he shows us it's been there, in front of us, all along.... [Terrapin] is a lovely gentle primer for the Berry novice or any reader who relishes a handsome, decidedly old fashioned book."—Leo Weekly