March 27, 2012
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Look to the Future

Ruth Stone Reading from Ordinary Words and Simplicity

Ruth Stone's NBCC award-winning poems captured on a rare recording of her reading from two groundbreaking collections

This rare salon recording of Ruth Stone presents the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet, reading from her award-winning Ordinary Words and Simplicity, the collection that many of Stone's most ardent admirers consider her "perfect" book. This CD includes a moving new printed introduction to the poet by Stone's beloved granddaughter, poet Bianca Stone. Capturing the world of Stone's "Poetry House," Look to the Future presents the multidimensional genius, originality, and lyric beauty of Ruth Stone in her own voice, as she reads her favorite poems from both volumes, with a finch occasionally singing beside her.


"A new release of this recording features an essay by Bianca Stone, whose work is included in Best American Poetry 2011 (Scribner). She writes, 'There was something extraordinary in Grandma's presence when she read her poems aloud. This other person emerged, a battle-axe with my grandmother's reading glasses on, one moment cursing the abyss, and the next laughing into it. She taught me about intensity and humor. It was as if her poems carried her through all the tragedy and comedy in life, and in front of an audience she lifted her listeners up and carried them along with her.'"—The Boston Globe
Wesleyan University Press

9781930464117 : look-to-the-future-stone-stone
$16.00 USD

Other Titles by Ruth Stone

Ordinary Words

Ruth Stone
Feb 2000 - Wesleyan University Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback


Ruth Stone
Jan 1995 - Wesleyan University Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in POETRY / American / General

We Know This Place

Sunni Patterson
Nov 2021 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Girl Singer

Marianne Worthington
Nov 2021 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Apricots of Donbass

Lyuba Yakimchuk, translated by Oksana Maksymchuk, Max Rosochinsky, Svetlana Lavochkina
Oct 2021 - Lost Horse Press
$24.00 USD - Hardback