NATURE, a major compendium of May Swenson's poems, including ten that appeared first in this collection, draws on nearly fifty years of work. "Surely no one, scientist or poet," wrote former U.S. poet laureate Howard Nemerov, "has seen things . . . so clearly as she, and surely no one has made seeing and saying so nearly one."
About the Author
May Swenson (1913-1989) received many awards for her work, among them the Bollingen Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She published eleven volumes of poems during her lifetime.
SUSAN E. MITCHELL, CFE, is the principal of Fast & Fresh Cuisine, an international consulting firm based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Brisbane, Australia. A culinary consultant, caterer, instructor, nutritionist, restaurant reviewer, food writer, and food stylist, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London and La Varenne in Paris. She holds a bachelor of science degree in home economics: food, nutrition, and institutional management from Washington State University.
"A poet of dazzling gifts." -- Joyce Carol Oates