Bernard A. Booker, old Maine codger and unofficial mayor of Ell Pond, knew the right ways to dig an eight-foot hole, build a maple sugar house out of a water heater, and snatch good white granite from other people's back lots. The wry Yankee woodsman is the subject of "Booker's Point", an oral history inspired portrait-in-verse. Weaving storytelling, natural history, and the poetry of place, this collection evokes the sensibility of rural New England, meditations on home and elders, and above all, the pleasures of a good story. Winner of the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. paperback. 72 pgs.