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Stark County Poems

ByBJ Omanson

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Consisting of over fifty poems, from short lyrics in a variety of forms to lengthy blank verse and free verse narratives, "Stark County Poems" portrays the history of a small rural county in central Illinois, along the upper Spoon River valley. ~~ Chronologically arranged, and incorporating letters, newspaper articles, obituaries, family stories, early county histories and diaries, the poems cover a century of the county's history, from the 1830s through the 1930s. ~~ BJ Omanson was raised in the Spoon River valley of Stark County, Illinois, where both sides of his family have lived and farmed since the mid-19th century. ~~ He has published poetry, literary criticism, regional and military history. His most recent book is "Before the Clangor of the Gun: the First World War Poetry of John Allan Wyeth." ~~ He currently lives with his wife, Marian Hollinger, a Scottish terrier, Arabella and two cats, Chantal & Charlemagne, in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Details

Publication Date
Jan 23, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781733006088
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): BJ Omanson

Specifications

Pages
228
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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