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Cover of: Appleseeds | Wes Hartley

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a barefoot itinerary
Wes Hartley.

Published 2004 by WH Editions in Vancouver .
Written in English.

About the Book

A long poem. Arranged in five sections under five headings. The narration follows the progress of John Chapman 1774-1845 , Johnny Appleseed, out of his overwintering encampment in extreme Western Pennsylvania in 1804, down the Allegheny River by dugout to a landing in eastern Ohio across from Wheeling, West Virginia, cross country on the Mingo Trail to Zane's Trace and the settlement of Zanesville where he plants an apple orchard. In the fall he returns back east through Pittsburgh then north on the Venango Trail to overwinter again near Franklin, Pennsylvania. Outward bound during the following spring down the Allegheny to the Ohio River to Marietta, Ohio where the Muskingum River empties into the Ohio. Up the Muskingum to the forks and up White Woman's River to where it forks to Nursery Island where he plants an orchard. The final section treats of the husbandry of apple tree cultivation and everything pertaining to apples.

First Sentence

A fully fledged hatchling / in a sparrow's nest muddled with cowbird eggs / crowded out by raucous nestmates flies away / before knowing for certain whether / he's supposed to accompany the song sparrows / chorusing in the creekbank thickets / or flock with the cowbird orphans / gleaning in the open pastures.

Edition Notes

A long poem in five sections of 760 lines.



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