Land Circle, Anniversary Edition: Writings Collected from the Land [NOOK Book]

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A new kind of rancher and a new kind of environmentalist, Linda M. Hasselstrom speaks with an eloquent simplicity in Land Circle while exploring her visceral connection with the land and the people of the Great Plains. A true voice from the heartland, Hasselstrom urges the preservation of a vanishing way of life and declares in unequivocal terms the intrinsic value of the plains. She vividly portrays both the landscape and the local sensibilities, exploring "Where Neighbor Is a Verb," but also "Why One Peaceful ...
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Land Circle, Anniversary Edition: Writings Collected from the Land

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Overview

A new kind of rancher and a new kind of environmentalist, Linda M. Hasselstrom speaks with an eloquent simplicity in Land Circle while exploring her visceral connection with the land and the people of the Great Plains. A true voice from the heartland, Hasselstrom urges the preservation of a vanishing way of life and declares in unequivocal terms the intrinsic value of the plains. She vividly portrays both the landscape and the local sensibilities, exploring "Where Neighbor Is a Verb," but also "Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Pistol." These essays, well balanced by her award-winning poems, touch on elemental themes such as grief, loss, and respect for nature with a universality that is relevant to all of our lives.
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In this collection of poems and personal essays, rancher/environmentalist Linda Hasseltrom writes movingly about her abiding love and fascination with the Great Plains. The 15th anniversary edition of a regional classic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555918903
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Anniversary Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 517 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Hasselstrom is a poet, essayist, and working ranch woman. She has received many awards for her writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry and a South Dakota Arts Council literature fellowship.
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Table of Contents


Foreword: Introduction to the New Edition: These Boots Original Introduction: Fighting for the Chicken Neck Pt. I Where Neighbor Is a Verb Rancher: 1864-1928 2 Birth 6 Late March Blizzard 8 Spring Weather 9 Carolyn, Miranda, and Me 12 What's Black and White and Odorous? 14 Chant for the Rain 19 Finding Buffalo Berries 20 Coffee Cup Cafe 27 Red Glow in the Western Sky 28 The Lost Legend of the Groundhog 32 Rendezvous! 35 The Wild and Woolly West 48 The Cowboy and the Ride 49 After the Storm 68 Addicted to Work 69 Thanksgiving Prayer 89 Rock Lover 90 At the Balloon Races in Custer, South Dakota 101 Thunder Butte: High, Solemn, and Holy 102 Driving to the Red Scaffold 108 Going to the Post Office 109 Wolves 114 Night in the Country 115 Driving Home from Rockyford School 118 Ignoring the Windchill Factor 119 For the Last Time 125 Choosing the Boneyard 126 Pt. II George: In Beauty Walk The Ditch and the Liberated Woman 132 To Build a House 133 White Buffalo 144 Hairs on My Chin 145 George's Poem 148 George R. Snell, 1946-1988 149 Digging the Bulbs 163 Setting up a Headstone 164 Old Friends 171 Rolling up the Hoses 172 Windbreak Now 183 Notes Written with a Bullet 184 Requiem for Thirty Raccoons 200 In Defense of the Common Sunflower 201 What the Falcon Said 215 Vultures 216 The Glacier on Crystal Lake 226 Aurora Borealis and Bells 227 The Connection Isn't Clear 233 The Teenagers and the Spineporker 234 Pt. III A Woman's Covenant The Only Place 248 Prairie Relief 249 Ironing My Husband's Shirts 252 The Part-time Professional Stepmother 254 My Last Will and Testament 265 Land Circle: Lessons 267 Cheyenne River Valley at Wasta 290 Heat Wave on the Highway 291Godmother: For Christopher John on Mother's Day 295 Confessions of a Born-again Pagan 297 Toast to the Cowboy Poet's Wife from the Woman Rancher 324 Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Pistol 325 Drought Year 334 Lettuce Bouquets for a Dry Country 335 Butchering the Crippled Heifer 356 The Cow versus the Animal Rights Activist 358 Bridges 371 Work Boots and the Sustainable Universe 373 Beef Eater 380 Acknowledgments 383 Endnotes 389 Additional Resources 397 About the Author 402
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