FROM DOWN TO THE VILLAGE

by

David Budbill

Introduction by John Haines

Drawings by Lois Eby 

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first published by
The Ark
as The Ark #15
in 1981

 

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FROM DOWN TO THE VILLAGE, a continuation of the Judevine poems begun with THE CHAIN SAW DANCE, is an interconnected series of poems about Judevine village–poems about shopkeepers, young people, old people, a welder, an old mill, a junk store, a lawn sale, a dog, town officials, town fathers, town derelicts, food, people who are in, people who are out, people from the past, about the highway, the railroad, the river, and including the well-known “Raymond and Ann” which was originally published in Harper’s Magazine.

This is a book about love and longing, invention and loneliness, madness and joy, about the fears of nuclear war and the pleasures of daily life.

All the poems in FROM DOWN TO THE VILLAGE are included in JUDEVINE.