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Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide

Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide

by Sarah Fawn Montgomery
Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide

Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide

by Sarah Fawn Montgomery


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Using the form of a guidebook and complicating definitions of flyover country and culture, this collection weaves themes of wilderness and ownership, the rhythms of nature with human design, juxtaposing idyllic tales of life on the Plains with cautionary ones to offer an alternate view of the enigmatic prairie.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635340822
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Sarah Fawn Montgomery holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from California State University-Fresno and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she teaches and works as Prairie Schooner's Nonfiction Assistant Editor. She is the author of The Astronaut Checks His Watch (Finishing Line Press). Her work has been listed as notable several times in Best American Essays, and her poetry and prose have appeared in various magazines including Confrontation, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fugue, Georgetown Review, The Los Angeles Review, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, North Dakota Quarterly, Passages North, The Pinch, Puerto del Sol, Southeast Review, The Rumpus, Terrain, Zone 3 and others.

Table of Contents

Catch a Wild Thing 1
Pioneer 2
Leaving Tracks 3
Barn Swallows 4
Talking Back 6
Thunderbird 7
Drowning 8
Great Aunt 10
Excluded 11
Altar 12
A Day for Elm 13
Prairie Lessons 14
Offerings 15
Woman's Work 16
Quicksand, Missouri 17
Catching Diamonds 18
Where the West Begins 19
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 20
Murmuration 22
The Lake 23
Firefly 25
Family Heirlooms 26
Grass Roots 28

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