Georgia Cowboy Poets

Author: David Fillingim

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881461830

Category: Poetry

Page: 202

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Critically acclaimed author and award-winning editor David Fillingim turns his attention to the westwest Georgia that is. This book examines how the contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia. As celebrated cowboy poet Doris Daleyof Turner Valley, Alberta, Canadasays in the preface, "everywhere is west of somewhere." So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heart-warming cowboy poetry.

Western Cowboy Poetry

Author: Sharon Carpenter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146975567X

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Author Sharon Carpenter was introduced to the cowboy poetry writing and performing style by Joel Hayes, founder of Douglas County's Poetry Writers Group located in Douglasville, Georgia. She was a performing poet with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Annual Georgia Cowboy Gatherings. Now, she has collected her cowboy poetry into one volume. Western Cowboy Poetry: An African American Perspective is an engaging collection of poems specifically written to be delivered at cowboy poetry gatherings. These verses provide an imaginary yet entertaining perspective on what life experiences might have been like for African Americans who strived to live in the western region of the United States during both the pre- and post-civil war era. These poems offer historical and contemporary cowboy viewpoints and they are based upon research of historical contributions of African Americans. Western Cowboy Poetry consists of four sections, emphasizing the journey and contributions of African American cowboys; the work experience for these cowboys; cowboy love stories; and the perspective of African American cowhands of the time on values. Isom Dart Let me tell you the story Of ol' Isom Dart, How he broke my will and my soul, And also my heart. He was as elusive as them horses He was always chasin'; You think you landed him, Then you find—time, it was a wastin' ... "Sharon's unique style brings an African American perspective on western cowboy poetry." —Douglas County Sentinel

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493008420

Category: Poetry

Page: 267

View: 7418

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the granddaddy of all cowboy poetry events, proclaimed by the US Senate in 2000 in recognition of its pioneering role in the preservation and revitalization of this important American tradition. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the event, this commemorative volume collects 100 poems by various cowboy poets who have appeared at the gathering over the last three decades, from Baxter Black and Wallace McRae to Georgie Sicking and Paul Zarzyski. Representing the best contemporary cowboy poetry from the first gathering to the present, the poets and poems are culled for their importance and quality with consideration for a wide range of topics that represent the richness and depth of this broad genre. In addition to poems that will make you smile, sigh, or sit up straight in your saddle, the anthology features expressive photos of the contributors, biographical and explanatory headnotes, relevant artwork from the Western Folklife Center's extensive archives, and illuminating sidebars on various topics such as working cattle; life on the land; the relationship between cowboy poetry and song; gear, horses, or cattle mentioned in poems; and profiles and photos of important cowboy poets from earlier times. Cowboy poet extraordinare Baxter Black will provide a foreword, and Charlie Seemann, executive director of the Western Folklife Center, will write an introduction that gives context both to the event itself and to cowboy poetry in general, from the days of the trail drives in the nineteenth century to the lives of the hardworking men and women who still ranch and live on the land in the West today.

Cowboy Poets & Cowboy Poetry

Author: David Stanley,Elaine Thatcher

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068362

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

View: 9876

This book offers the first in-depth examination of a distinctive and community-based tradition rich with larger-than-life heroes, vivid occupational language, humor, and unblinking encounters with birth, death, nature, and animals in the poetry.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611592216

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 5174

The 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood will touch your heart, make you laugh, and remind you why there is no better job than being a parent! Parenting – it’s a tough job, but also the best. Filled with anecdotes and advice from parents raising children of all ages, this book will uplift, inspire, and encourage you. Other parents, just like you, share their personal stories about all the joys, and the trials, of raising children.

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317451600

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

View: 3529

This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

Explorer's Guide Georgia (Second Edition)

Author: Carol Thalimer,Dan Thalimer

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577745

Category: Travel

Page: 536

View: 4540

Georgia is one of the top domestic travel destinations in the U.S. From ancient mountains and winding rivers to charming towns, plush coastal island communities, and the lively metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia: An Explorer's Guide offers a vast variety of opportunities for travelers of many interests. In this all-new guide, veteran travel writers Carol and Dan Thalimer lead you on the ultimate exploration of the Peach Tree State, showing you where to find the best barbeque, white-water rafting, historic battlefields, cultural opportunities, and much more. This revised edition includes hundreds of dining recommendations, from roadside eateries to fine cuisine. Opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, vacation cabins, and campgrounds are also featured. Other features include: 15 up-to-date regional and city maps; an alphabetical “What's Where” guide for trip planning; handy icons that point out best values, wheelchair access, family- and pet-friendly activities and establishments.