Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar
Dos Gatos Press, Oct 28, 2008 - Poetry - 211 pages
Poetry. The Lone Star State comes to life in BIG LAND, BIG SKY, BIG HAIR. From the Gulf Coast to the Big Bend, from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley—the people, flora, fauna, places, weather, and seasons of Texas are well represented among the collection's almost 300 poems, all published during the first decade of the Texas Poetry Calendar. The 187 poets are as diverse as the poems themselves, from housewives to university professors, from those just starting in poetry to those with numerous credits and world renown—all touched by Texas in some way. Everything about this volume is big, especially the rewards.
"From the freak South Texas snowstorm to the summer day with 'cicadas winding up their missionary pitch,' from grackles to gadwalls to collared pecaries—BIG LAND, BIG SKY, BIG HAIR showcases the everyday as well as the extraordinary."—Susan Hanson, Texas Books in Review
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