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Sue Scalf was raised in Kentucky but has spent a large part of her life in Prattville, Alabama, and continues to live there. Devil’s Wine is one of her earlier books. She has written 4 more since 1990: Ceremony of Names, South by Candlelight, What the Moon Knows, Bearing the Print and To Stitch a Summer Sky. The last was published in 2003. I haven’t read any of her other work; I mention them because I was favorably impressed with Devil’s Wine and would call her a poet to watch. Her poetry often visits natural subject matter but it covers a wide range, including observations of children, work life, writing, canning, relationships both romantic and familial. Her poetry isn’t sing-songy rhyme (though rhymes do slip in) but it’s certainly poetry many people in this area can relate to. The circulation on this volume isn’t great but it’s acceptable. I would suggest purchasing another one of her books. I’ll make an effort to read her more recent work and make a recommendation.