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Cowboy poets & cowboy poetry

Author: David Stanley; Elaine Thatcher
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Stanley; Elaine Thatcher
ISBN: 0252025202 9780252025204 025206836X 9780252068362
OCLC Number: 41076123
Description: xiii, 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cowboy poetry then and now : an overview / David Stanley --
Part 1: Backgrounds: Making something fine / Kim Stafford --
Why cowboy poetry? Some thoughts toward an answer / James S. Griffith --
"The rain is the sweat of the sky" : cowboy poetry as American ethnopoetics / Scott Preston --
The tradition of cowboy poetry / Guy Logsdon --
Cowboy poetry : a poetry of exile / Hal Cannon --
Part 2: Process: Change and oral tradition in cowboy poetry / Warren Miller --
Cowboy libraries and lingo / Buck Ramsey --
Orderly disorder : form and tension in cowboy poetry / David Stanley --
Poems and songs on the rodeo trail / Glenn Ohrlin --
Hitching verse to tune: the relationship of cowboy song to poetry / Charlie Seemann --
Cottonseed cake and pickups: where cowboy poetry came from / Bill Lowman --
Part 3: Portraits: A Montana cowboy poet / John I. White --
"Some folks wouldn't understand it" : a study of Henry Herbert Knibbs / Ronna Lee Sharpe and Tom Sharpe --
Ray Lashley : an interview with a frontier reciter / Carol Edison and Ray Lashley --
The makin's of a cowboy poet / Jon Bowerman --
Part 4: Themes: Families, neighbors, and friends : the tradition of cow-country poetry / Sue Wallis --
Nature and cowboy poetry / Craig Miller --
Women and cowboy poetry / Elaine Thatcher --
A new wind out of the West : the poetry of contemporary ranch women / Teresa Jordan --
Part 5: Connections: Levantando versos and other vaquero voices : oral traditions of South Texas Mexican American cowboys / Cynthia L. Vidaurri --
Cows and logs : commonalities and poetic dialogue among cowboys and loggers in the Pacific Northwest / Jens Lund --
The poetic traditions of the gaucho / William Katra --
Australian bush poetry / Keith McKenry --
Part 6: Developments: Cowboys, folklorists, authenticity, and tourism / James C. McNutt --
Cowboy poetics at the millennium / John C. Dofflemyer --
Making ourselves at home / William Kittredge.
Other Titles: Cowboy poets and cowboy poetry
Responsibility: edited by David Stanley and Elaine Thatcher.

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Looking at the traditions, history, and contribution that cowboy poetry has made to American life, this book approaches occupational folk poetry from a variety of perspectives. It shows that cowboy  Read more...

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