Axe Handles

Axe Handles

Poems

Book - 1983
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This book was Snyder's first collection of poetry after Turtle Island, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1974. The poems in Axe Handles reveal the roots of community in the family, and also explore the transmission of cultural values and knowledge. Above all, these are poems about language--that is, language as the preeminent manifestation of culture. In the title poem, we read: "I am an axe / And my son a handle, soon / To be shaping again, model / And tool, craft of culture, / How we go on."
Publisher: San Francisco : North Point Press, 1983.
ISBN: 9780865471207
0865471207
9780865471191
0865471193
Branch Call Number: 811.54 SNYDER G
Characteristics: 114 pages ; 21 cm.

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