"When I Go Back to My Home Country"

A Remembrance of Archie Ammons

Published in December 2019 by R.A. Fountain, Emily Herring Wilson’s memoir about her friend, the poet A.R. Ammons.

Part loving biography, part autobiography, When I Go Back to My Home Country, is a deeply felt narrativeof Emily Wilson’s long friendship with the celebrated poet A. R. Ammons. Unsparing in detail about a complex and enduring relationship, this memoir is a compelling account of her admiration and respect for one  of our leading literary figures. Emily Wilson is a poet herself, and her story is a vivid and  moving tribute, told with both candor and affection.
— Robert Morgan

I love it. It’s right on, heartbreaking, heartthrobbingly good, real, and openly warm and readable.
— Shelby Stephenson

Publication details

ISBN 978-0-9842102-3-7
160 pp, trade paperback, with gatefold cover
Includes index, sources, and a timeline
65 black & white photographs & 3 color prints of Ammons watercolors
Full-color cover is a reproduction of Ammons watercolor self-portrait
Design by Eva Roberts
Cover design by Eva Roberts & Stanton Blakeslee
$20 retail

Limited edition (with original Ammons watercolor) details

50 individual copies of a limited edition printing of 100 copies are available in a package that includes an original A.R. Ammons watercolor of your choosing. View the available watercolors here, where you can also purchase your choice. 41 of the 50 remain.

In this package:

• a signed, numbered copy from the limited edition printing

• the original watercolor that you’ve selected

• a 6″ x 9.5″ print on archival paper of the Ammons watercolor self-portrait used for the book’s cover, one of 100 copies of a limited printing. Print has on its obvers a photographic potrait of Ammons, signed by the photographer Susan Mullally.

Limited edition (without original Ammons watercolor) details

The other 50 individual copies of the limited edition printing of 100 copies are available in a package that includes a signed & numbered copy and the 6″ x 9.5″ print as described above.