How Much for the Earth?
A Suite of Poems: About Time for Considering
by Emma Lou Thayne
Paperback / 24 pages / 0-941214-15-X / $2.95
Sometimes talking to each other can be the best route to finding what makes each life and all of the earth worth saving. This book is about why a woman from a generation that welcomed the atom bomb to end one war would forty years later decide on something very different in hoping to prevent another war.
These poems were written to be read aloud, originally between the six movements of a Bach suite played by David B. Freed, recent First Cellist, Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Emma Lou Thayne is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Utah and the David O. McKay Humanities Award from Brigham Young University. Her books include Never Past the Gate; On Slim, Unaccountable Bones; Spaces in the Sage; Until Another Day for Butterflies; and Things Happen. Her poetry has appeared in Dialogue, the Ensign, and Exponent II, and she contributed to Lowell L. Bennion and The Owl on the Aerial. She has been a board member for the Deseret News, the Utah Arts Council, the Utah Endowment for the Humanities, and the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City.