Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden



By Charles Goodrich

Poetry. Nonfiction. “In Going to Seed, Charles Goodrich chronicles the changing seasons manifested in his garden. He evokes plants and animals, and our deep human congress with the earth in exquisitely drawn poems, but the heartbeat at the center of his book is the recognition that death is the fuel for all the life that rises out of the fecund earth. This is no dainty plot, no white-gloved garden of roses and daffodils. Goodrich’s garden is a teaming, treacherous terrain of great peril, and even greater earthy delights. His book leaves you longing to put your hands into the dirt, to turn the soil and remember where you came from, and where you’re going.”–Gary Young