A moralized nature is like a garden without flowers / Eleanor Wilner The politics of bindweed / Maxine Kumin Feverfew / Susan Snively Lady's mantle / Diane Ackerman Daylilies / Betty Adcock The eating of beauty / Alicia Ostriker Early herbal / Nathalie Anderson Guts / Daisy Fried About the peony, festiva maxima / Celia Gilbert Remembering daisies / Constance Merritt To know from now / Heather McHugh The rose / Susan Stewart Witch hazel in March / Annie Boutelle In the flower / Rachel Blau DuPlessis.
"This compilation of poems and images is inspired by the long tradition of herbariums and botanical books."--Colophon. "Forty numbered copies and ten artist's proofs of the book were printed during the winter, spring and summer of 2004."--Colophon. Printed on double leaves.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund. Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Tom Farinholt and Blair Edlow Memorial Book Fund.