The Blizzard Voices
2007 Book Sense Poetry Top Ten selection
2007 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Poetry, honoring Tom Pohrt (Illustrator)
This book is a collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the blizzard of January 12, 1888. The Blizzard Voices is based on the actual reminiscences of the survivors as recorded in documents from the time and written reminiscences from years later. Here are the haunting voices of the men and women who were teaching school, working the land, and tending the house when the storm arrived and changed their lives forever.