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Writing the West / Elise McHugh

The Important Role Poet Laureates Play in the West

The Important Role Poet Laureates Play in the WestMany folks know that there is a national poet laureate position that rotates each year. The position is appointed by the Library of Congress, a tradition first begun in 1937 with the appointment of Joseph Auslander. The current poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey. Poet laureates serve from October through May of each year.

The post of poet laureate is not to be taken lightly. The poets appointed represent to the world the passionate, diverse field that makes up poetry in the United States. They are also involved in a variety of outreach projects that attempt to bring poetry into communities and from communities to the country.
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People of the West

Western Author Writes As If She Lived It

Western Author Writes As If She Lived It When it comes to writing about the Old West, Melody Groves says she feels as if she's lived it; of course since she is a gun-toting Western re-enactor, she really does live it just about every weekend at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Old Town.

"I write wh...
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Book Reviews

A Kansas Girl with Hollywood Dreams

A Kansas Girl with Hollywood Dreams Review by Deborah Donovan
Erin McGraw has made her mark with short stories peopled by quirky yet thoroughly believable characters caught up in the vagaries of familial relationships. In The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard , her second novel, McGraw ha...
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Western Art

2010 Prix de West Opening Weekend Features Top Artists, Speakers and Demonstrations

2010 Prix de West Opening Weekend Features Top Artists, Speakers and Demonstrations One of the West's most celebrated art exhibitions and auction, the 37th annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale, gets underway June 11-13 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Featuring more than 110 a...
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Editor's Blog / Mike Harris

Ebook Version of ‘Outlaws and Lawmen’ Collection of Western Short Stories Released

Ebook Version of ‘Outlaws and Lawmen’ Collection of Western Short Stories Released The eBook version of Outlaws and Lawmen (ISBN: 978-0-9857551-3-3), La Frontera Publishing's latest collection of Western fiction short stories written by some of America's newest Western writers, is now available as a Kindle edition at Amazon.com, and ...
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