The Hermit's Place

by Bernard Quetchenbach


The second collection by Mr. Quetchenbach featuring a fully reclusive hermit, these poems feature the voice of a man who has progressed towards merging with his native woods-- his well a hollow rock, his memories “leaves turning in rainwater”.



Accompanied by eleven arresting charcoal images from Christopher Engstrom, noted regional illustrator, this collection of 63 poems presents an unforgettable portrait of an American type who indeed represents in human form the majesty and isolation of our American birthright and inheritance, our Natural world.  85 pages. 2010.  

Excerpt:

What the Hermit Eats

At first, blackberries

Fish, rabbits,
I have caught birds

Blackberries