Poets from around the world celebrate the universal appeal of the comforts of home in this unique anthology.
Whether inhabited or remembered, whether solitary or teeming with family, whether a refuge from the world or a connection to a community, home is essential to the self. The poems in this anthology invite us into urban apartments and cozy cottages, stately mansions and hermits’ huts. We watch a medieval housewife explain how she has spent her day; we join with Robert Herrick as he gives thanks for his “humble roof . . . weatherproof”; we peep in on Amy Lowell in the bath and John Donne in his bed, and join Joy Harjo at the kitchen table.