The Rural Poetry Series: Henry Real Bird

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Henry Real Bird (left) with riding partner Levi Bruce; Joseph Terry, National Public Radio “I’m going to ride where my grandfather rode. I’m going to show the kids…

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"The Beech Nut" by Shane Seely

Friday, June 4, 2010

I did not imagine such hands could be so delicate as he cracked the beech nut open and offered me the tiny jewel of meat inside. His palm…

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An Art Farm In Nebraska

Thursday, May 6, 2010

photograph from the flickr page of Christopher Robbins We’re cultivating culture here as a crop, and if you look around, you’ll see the diversity of that crop. The…

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Poetry for "Real Dudes?"

Monday, April 12, 2010

photograph of Wallace McRae by Peter de Lory In this site’s first three months, we’ve had occasion more than once to discuss the great things that are happening…

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T.S. Eliot Among The Cows

Friday, March 19, 2010

By Ian Halbert In a previous post I discussed the habit of Robert Frost’s father tippling cups of ox blood for to cure his consumption. This week, I…

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Robert Frost and Oxblood

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

by Ian Halbert I am at present reading Lawrance Thompson’s masterful and authoritative (as well as authorized – more on this below) biography of Robert Frost. Frost’s childhood…

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For the Weekend: Wendell Berry Reading From His Work

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Br. Tom Murphy has run, for many years, an absolutely indispensable site documenting the work of Wendell Berry. Given Mr. Berry’s famous stance against technology and digital culture,…

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26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This weekend The Western Folklife Center is hosting the 26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Each year, according to the WFC, the Gathering brings together “thousands of…

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An Organic Parable: Baucis and Philemon

Friday, January 22, 2010

By Ian Halbert Ovid, in book VIII of the Metamorphoses, tells the story of Baucis and Philemon. In sum, Jupiter and Mercury come to earth in the guise…

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Ted Kooser and the Wessels Living History Farm

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wessels Living History Farm of York, Nebraska offers visitors the best of both worlds: a hands-on chance to view an operating farm in the Central Plains as…

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