"I think dirt is the reason I have spent my whole life in the South," offers Huntsville, Alabama poet, Bonnie Roberts, whose poem "Take Me Down That Row One More Time, Green-Eyed Boy" is featured in the book [Working the Dirt]. "The black, the red, the tilled, the wet, the dry, the hard-packed. I love all of it. Recalling kneeling beside her truck farmer grandfather to plant potatoes, she continues, "My whole childhood, he never once told me he loved me, but, I knew that he did, more than anyone else, maybe, because of our shared connection with earth . . . When I pass a freshly plowed field, even now, I sometimes, at fifty-four, get out and walk in it barefoot."
Causes Bonnie Roberts Supports
The Southern Poverty Law Center, The National Resource Defense Council, The ACLU, Doctors without Borders, Save Darfur