Penny Harter


Buried in the Sky


2002 William O. Douglas
American Nature
Writing Award

64 pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 1-888809-29-9



Penny Harter’s poems are finely honed explorations into the interaction of the natural world and the human psyche. We discover through her work a fierce and beautiful energy which requires us to catch our breath and notice all that’s alive and always present.

Penny Harter’s Buried in the Sky combines the breathtaking images and language of a gifted poet with the precise eye and cosmic consciousness of a scientist.

— Chet Raymo

Of light, flesh and the sheen of daily life these poems speak with eloquence, and exquisite measured grace — then a wind from another world sweeps through these crafted moments and we plummet into strong and strange blue depths where the natural world crosses and recrosses into the sacred.

— Judyth Hill