Marrying the sensuous and the sensual, Last Tomato is the lush first collection of poetry by Prince Edward Island writer Jane Ledwell. Describing "language moving through the earth where we were born," many of the poems in Last Tomato reflect questions of home and belonging, as connected to the particularity of place. Like Island writers before her, from L. M. Montgomery to Milton Acorn, Ledwell's poems trace the boundaries of her island home to take the measure of both its fullness and its limitations. They explore the meaning of lives lived deep into their roots — in landscape, in community, in family, in love.
"Jane Ledwell's poetry reveals an old-fashioned love of the land and of the natural world; her love is sometimes touched with pain, as love will be, but is stronger for it. The poems speak of a patience for all that is beautiful and all that is difficult, and of gratitude for both. I am heartened by this book."
— Sue Sinclair, Author of The Drunken Lovely Bird