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About the author:
Clark Crouch, an American poet and a self-proclaimed Poet Lariat, is a prize-winning western and cowboy poet, author, lyricist, and performing artist. His viewpoints and biases were shaped by his youthful experience as a cowboy and growing up during the Great Depression and years of drought in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
The author of ten books of poetry, seven of which are devoted to traditional western and cowboy verse, he is a two-time winner of the prestigious Will Rogers Medallion Award for Cowboy Poetry and a five-time finalist in the annual Western Music Association's book award competitions.
His interest in poetry began in the early 1940s with the encouragement of Charles Badger Clark, the classic cowboy poet who was then Poet Laureate of South Dakota, and shortly thereafter wrote his first prize-winning poem, "Cowboys." When he was 73, after a 60 year hiatus, he started writing poetry and performing professionally throughout the Northwestern United States, including Wyoming.
He was inspired by three individuals: Will Rogers who was his hero during the early 1930s; Badger Clark, his 1940s acquaintance (cited above); and Sherman Alexie, a Native American poet, novelist, screen-writer and performer who, in 2001, encouraged him to return to writing poetry.
Poems from The Country Register, 2004-2009
This slender volume is a collection of western folk poems which appeared in The Country Register, a craft tabloid published in some 50 editions throughout the United States and Canada, during 2004-2009.
The thirty verses reflect moments of the past for the readers of today. From "Antique Boots" to "Winter", the author captures the hardships, the joys, the craftsmanship, and the self-reliant spirit of country life on this great continent.
- Publication Date:
- 1484048105 / 9781484048108
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Poetry / American / General