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
|Publisher:||Dos Gatos Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Scott Wiggerman is the author of two books of poetry, Vegetables and Other Relationships (Plain View Press, 2000) and Presence (Pecan Grove Press, 2011). Recent publications with poems by Wiggerman include Switched-on Gutenberg, BorderSenses, Poemeleon, Broad River Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Southwestern American Literature. Wiggerman has edited several anthologies and books, including BIG LAND, BIG SKY, BIG HAIR (Dos Gatos Press, 2008). A frequent workshop instructor, he is lead editor of Dos Gatos Press, publisher of the annual Texas Poetry Calendar, now in its fourteenth year.