The Red Drum by Jane Candia Coleman
Poetry of the American West

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Jane Candia Coleman's first book of poetry, No Roof But Sky, was received with enthusiasm by critics and readers alike.The Red Drum, winner of a 1994 Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, expands on that rich tradition. Here are poems that are eloquent, earthy, and exact in their insight into the unsentimental reality of the American West.

About Jane Candia Coleman

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Coleman is an award-winning poet, novelist, and short fiction writer. She majored in creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh and, in 1981, became the Director of the Women's Creative Writing Center at Carlow College in Pittsburgh.
Published January 1, 1995 by High Plains Pr. 74 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Coleman's book is a paean to the American West: to its ``sky so large it challenges,'' and to the silence of a monumental landscape where the ``earth drops away/ in tiers, chasms,/ spirals of history.'' Her language is as cleanly sculpted as the windswept peaks and mesas of the Southwest, and she...

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