on January 5, 2009
Several years ago I was looking for a collection of John Crowe Ransom's poetry. This was the only one out there, so I bought it. I figured it would be some university press paperback, maybe even one of those books that looks like it was photocopied from some earlier edition. I was surprised. This edition of Ransom's poems is beautiful--not just for poetry, but the care that went into building the book. From the binding to the font, this is a work of art.
I very much appreciate that the publisher commemorates Ransom's small but substantial contribution to the art of poetry with a book that rises to the occasion.