Emily Herring Wilson's memoir about Archie Ammons

Emily Wilson has given us the richest glimpse of what it means to be a major poet
and a wonderful presence (warts and all), and in prose that is so generous and revelatory that it returns us to wonder.

--Ken McClane

I love it. It's right on, heartbreaking, heartthrobbingly good, real, and openly warm and readable.
--Shelby Stephenson

Part loving biography, part autobiography, I Went Back to My Home Country, is a deeply felt narrative
of Emily Wilson's long friendship with the celebrated poet A. R. Ammons. Unsparing in detail about
a complex and enduring relationship, this memoir is a compelling account of her admiration and respect for one
of our leading literary figures. Emily Wilson is a poet herself, and her story is a vivid and
moving tribute, told with both candor and affection.

--Robert Morgan

advance praise for "I Went Back to My Home Country"

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