The Total Light Process

The Total Light Process

New & Selected Poems

Kentucky Voices

by James Baker Hall

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

288 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813123370
  • Published: October 2004

$29.95

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  • Paperback
  • 9780813191140
  • Published: October 2004

$21.95

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Nationally acclaimed poet, photographer, filmmaker, and novelist James Baker Hall has long been regarded as one of Kentucky's most profound artists. Hall's growing body of work is an essential part of Kentucky's literary tradition, and yet his poetry in particular transcends the borders of the Commonwealth.

The Total Light Process collects poems spanning Hall's celebrated career as well as new poems that have never before been published. The subjects of Hall's poems range from humorous and revealing portraits of his fellow writers and friends Wendell Berry, Ed McClanahan, and Gurney Norman, to the traumatic experience of his mother's suicide when he was eight years old, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the tragic murder of Matthew Shepherd.