Poetry. Joyce Sutphen grew up on a working dairy farm, and her poems recover this lost world, with all its beauty and order. This collection traces a shift in the rural landscape from horses to tractors, from haystacks to hay bales---and watches as time ages and changes the people who make up the story. FIRST WORDS is both elegy and celebration---ultimately its center is family, then and now.

First Words 2010, Red Dragonfly Press

ISBN-13: 9781890193911

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