Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the publication of O Pioneers! by nine years. In her introduction distinguished Cather scholar Bernice Slote notes that this edition of April Twilights restores what had been “an almost lost, certainly blurred, portion of the creative life of a great novelist.”
Among the thirty-seven selections are the much-anthologized “Grandmither, Think Not I Forget” and the highly evocative “Prairie Dawn.”This printing includes a new introduction by Robert Thacker that provides new insights into Cather and her poetry.
April Twilight by Willa Cather