The Mulch Pile & Other Poems
Author: Robert W. Nero | ISBN: 0920474837 : 9780920474839 | Illustrations: b/w illus | Format: Paperback | Size: 150x230mm | Pages: 96 | Weight: .172 Kg. | Published: Dundurn Press (Natural Heritage Books) – June 1993 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-
This collection brings together a collection of poetry from the of prairie writer/naturalist Robert Nero.
This collection is rather like an album of snapshots to leaf through . . . here is Bob walking the dog; here in the garden with Ruth; here pensively watching from his window. Each poem is carefully crafted to reveal the essence of one event and his appreciation of it. There is no sweeping grandeur here; these are personal vignettes. Each poem captures a poet’s impressions with startling clarity. Each thoughtfully chosen word contributes to a quiet eloquence which pervades the entire volume.
Robert W. Nero, a well-known scientist and educator with numerous natural history publications to his credit, has attracted attention in recent years through published collections of his poetry. Woman By the Shore (1990), The Mulch Pile (1993) and Spring Again (1997) firmly established Bob Nero‘s standing in the field of poetry. Several creditable poems also appeared in a well-received book about his travels with a tame Great Gray Owl: Lady Grayl: Owl With a Mission (1994). Even a recent account of his archaeological exploits, The Site: A Personal Odyssey (2001), contains some appropriate poetry. His most recent poetry collection is Growing Old Together (2005); as with all of the aforementioned books, it was published by Natural Heritage Books. Robert Nero and his wife, Ruth, live in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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