A first volume of verse by a Kentucky youth, and it has a distinctive quality, purity of diction, a certain force and power in its very simplicity. For the most part the poems reflect the ruggedness of his country, the familiar things around him, the countryside and its men -- inarticulate, stoic, and finally the coal villages. A blend of beauty with a certain homespun quality, a primitiveness. Watch him! First edition limited to 700 copies.