by Zachary Michael Jack, University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 312 pages. reviewed by Kathleen D. Kelsey Reading Black Earth and Ivory Tower reminds me of why I’m an academic and a hobby gardener and not a full-time farmer. In-between reading the 32 expertly written short essays, I pluck redbud seedlings out of my herb beds. As an academic I love to read, ponder, and write. As a farmer’s daughter, I also love to dig my hands into the soil, to move the earth and watch the earthworms escape my capture, occasionally finding a baby snake under a rock. Having […]
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