Sleeping in the Larder

Sleeping in the Larder: Poems of a Sussex Childhood
Van Zora Press, 2005, A chapbook, 34 pages



Richard Wilbur writes of this book: 
       "There is a strong appeal in Judy Ray's poems of the country world which she knew as a child, and of the people -- like the wonderfully evoked Miss Burse -- who lived there and then.  There is every sort of remembering in these poems, from uncertain half-retrieval ("What were the boys doing? Something with wood.") and from surer memories which partake of family reminiscence to those flashing moments -- often in present tense -- which capture the past in all its- oddity and specific brilliance.  A charming book."

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