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Watering the Rhubarb

April 1, 2022 – Available from BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com  [EDIT: there has been an issue with Ingram’s system that we are aware of, which has limited orders from BookShop.org –we will update links as soon as the issues are worked out, for those of you who would prefer to order from BookShop. Thank you for your understanding.]


These poems vividly display a reverence for the beauty of the natural world and a deep lament for its endangered status, but what makes them most interesting to me is the signature wry humor of their creator and his unique contrarian spirit.  — Clemens Starck


In Watering the Rhubarb, Charles Goodrich combines his knack for humor and his lyrical voice to evoke empathy for a natural world we humans live in but often do not appreciate. He has a keen ear for using sounds to evoke emotion. There are many things here we will think about long after the book has been read and placed on a shelf. — Barbara Drake

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Charles Goodrich

Following a long career as a professional gardener and a decade as director for the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University, Charles now writes and gardens at his home near the confluence of the Marys and Willamette Rivers in Corvallis, Oregon, within the traditional lands of the Ampinefu band of the Kalapuya tribe. More information at charlesgoodrich.com