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The Blizzard Voices

The Blizzard Voices

Current price: $12.95
Publication Date: September 1st, 2006
Bison Books
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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.

About the Author

Ted Kooser, Presidential Professor of the University of Nebraska, is former U.S. poet laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. In addition to his many volumes of poetry, he is the coauthor (with Steve Cox) of Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing (Nebraska 2006) and the author of The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets (Nebraska 2005) and Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, available in a Bison Books edition.

Tom Pohrt is an illustrator who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.