Big Land, Big Sky, Big Hair: Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar

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Scott Wiggerman
Dos Gatos Press, Oct 28, 2008 - Poetry - 211 pages
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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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About the author (2008)

Scott Wiggerman is the author of Vegetables and Other Relationships (Plain View Press, 2000) and editor of the Texas Poetry Calendar (Dos Gatos Press), now in its eleventh year. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Poesia, Contemporary Sonnet, Visions International, Spillway, Sojourn, and the Paterson Literary Review. In addition, his poems appear in several anthologies, including This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians 2 (Windstorm Creative, 2004), In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief (Sherman Asher, 2006), The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007), and Poem, Revised (Marion Street Press, 2008).

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