Happy news for Beth Markow of Brunswick, Maine (USA). She has been randomly selected as the final recipient in our End-of-Project Giveaway. Her gift will be The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry. She says she "loves Wendell Berry's work!", so it's another happy match!
"For the last eighteen years," Beth writes, "I have had the privilege of working for one of our community hospitals, taking care of my neighbors and their families. I have held newborns through the night while their moms rested and held the hands of remarkable men and women, honored to be present as they and their families said goodbye for now."
Beth goes on to say, "When I'm open I see poetry all around me, from an ant climbing a single blade of grass to the way the early morning sun shines though the dew on the trees. Poetry grounds me. Poetry captures life and everything about life and in so few words! I know some of this may sound a little corny but this is who I am at my best."
Not corny at all, Beth. Heartfelt! Enjoy your reading of Berry's poetry!