by LOUISE MCNEILL (Author). Poetically and magically, McNeill unfolds her memories of the farm at Swago Crick, West Virginia, which has existed in her family for nine generationsover 200 years.
by LOUISE MCNEILL (Author). Through intimate reflection of a place seen over time, she provides at once a glimpse of rural America and of world history. She describes Swago Crick not only by its geography but also by its annual cycle of activities and its people.
The Milkweed Ladies Louise McNeill University of Pittsburgh Press Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press .
2. Poets, American-20th century-Biography. 3. Farm life-West Virginia.
But my heart does not break. There is a kind of benison that falls sometimes on the fields and mountains e sky; and the mountains ringin. There is a kind of benison that falls sometimes on the fields and mountains e sky; and the mountains ringing the fields, ringing the little village down at the crossroads and the white steeple of the Upper Church. And though I realize that I am old now, so that the years play tricks on me, it is all still there sometimes, an unchanged presence, even the rat manure in the water spring; and sometimes we are still at home and it is summer
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The Milkweed Ladies book. Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through The Milkweed Ladies the memoirs of poet Louise McNeill, is written our deep affection for and intimate knowledge of the lives of rural people and the rhythms of the natural world. Born in 1911, McNeill tells the story of her own growing years on the farm through the circadian rhythms of rural life.
Louise McNeill (9 January 1911 – 18 June 1993), also known as Louse McNeil Pease, was an American poet, essayist, and historian of Appalachia. McNeill was born January 9, 1911 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, West Virginia, USA on a farm in Buckeye that her family had owned since 1769. Her father, G. D. McNeil was also a writer and published a collection of short stories about the forests of Pocahontas County, West Virginia and the decline of the wilderness entitled The Last Forest
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Find nearly any book by Louise McNeill. The Milkweed Ladies: ISBN 9780822954064 (978-0-8229-5406-4) Softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988. Paradox Hill from Appalachia to lunar shore.
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Louise McNeill (January 9, 1911 - June 18, 1993) was an American poet, academic, and historian. McNeill was born in Buckeye, West Virginia, on a farm that her family had owned since 1769. McNeill, was a writer who published a collections of short stories about the forests of Pocahontas County, West Virginia. She wrote her earliest poem at 16, pecking it out on a friend's typewriter. The experience caused her to vow "to be a poet and write poems forever.
Louise McNeill has published, in addition to her several books of poetry, short stories and essays. She has been poet laureate of West Virginia since 1979, and in 1988 she was awarded the Appalachian Gold Medallion by the University of Charleston
Louise McNeill has published, in addition to her several books of poetry, short stories and essays. She has been poet laureate of West Virginia since 1979, and in 1988 she was awarded the Appalachian Gold Medallion by the University of Charleston.