Western Cowboy Poetry

An African American Perspective

by Sharon Carpenter


Formats

Softcover
$11.95
Hardcover
$21.95
E-Book
$3.99
Audio
$3.99
Softcover
$11.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781469755670
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781469755663
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781469755656
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781491732885

About the Book

Author Sharon Carpenter was introduced to the cowboy poetry writing and performing style by Joel Hayes, founder of Douglas County’s Poetry Writers Group located in Douglasville, Georgia. She was a performing poet with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Annual Georgia Cowboy Gatherings. Now, she has collected her cowboy poetry into one volume. Western Cowboy Poetry: An African American Perspective is an engaging collection of poems specifically written to be delivered at cowboy poetry gatherings. These verses provide an imaginary yet entertaining perspective on what life experiences might have been like for African Americans who strived to live in the western region of the United States during both the pre- and post-civil war era. These poems offer historical and contemporary cowboy viewpoints and they are based upon research of historical contributions of African Americans. Western Cowboy Poetry consists of four sections, emphasizing the journey and contributions of African American cowboys; the work experience for these cowboys; cowboy love stories; and the perspective of African American cowhands of the time on values. Isom Dart Let me tell you the story Of ol’ Isom Dart, How he broke my will and my soul, And also my heart. He was as elusive as them horses He was always chasin’; You think you landed him, Then you find—time, it was a wastin’ … “Sharon’s unique style brings an African American perspective on western cowboy poetry.” —Douglas County Sentinel


About the Author

Raised in Connecticut as a foster child, Sharon Carpenter migrated to Alabama years ago where she graduated from Jacksonville State University. She also earned a master’s degree in human resources and training from England’s prestigious Leicester University. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband, James, and their youngest daughter, Jamie.