The Medicine of Place
The Medicine of Place

The Medicine of Place

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Description: In The Medicine of Place, the reserved, spartan poetry of J. Vincent Hanson mixes seamlessly with the deep-hued photographs of everyday objects by Chuck Norwood.  The result is an earthy and sweat-scented homage to old-fashioned hard work and the beauty to be found in the minutia of a life well-lived and a place well-loved.

About the Author: 
J. Vincent Hansen grew up on a farm near Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. After high school, he spent three years in the Army followed by seven years working in East Africa as an agricultural volunteer with the Maryknoll Fathers. He is the recipient of the 1990 Loft-McKnight Award for Poetry, and a 2009 Bush Artist Fellowship in Poetry. He is the author of the book Blessed Are the Piecemakers, and a multi-media play, The Wedding of Tomorrow and Sorrow. He lives with his wife, Jeanette, on five acres near Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

About the Photographer: Chuck Norwood makes his home in St. Cloud, Minnesota and is employed as Technical Director for the Paramount Center for the Arts. Chuck has been making photographs for 30 years. He is a member of the Artist Guild of Central Minnesota, the Great River Arts Association of Little Falls and the Arts Alliance of Elk River, Minnesota. Chuck is the recipient of the 2011 Individual Artist Grant and the 2014 Career Development Grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board.​

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Press of St. Cloud (July 5, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1682010708
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1682010709
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.07 x 0.5 x 7.82 inches

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