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Owen wister review 路 2009

Owen wister review 2009


Owen Wister Review

2009


Owen wister review 2009 The Literary & Arts Journal of the University of Wyoming

Edited by Joshua Watanabe


Owen Wister Review 2009

Joshua watanabe, editor AssistAnt editOrs Sasha Fahrenkopf Elise Welch editOriAl AssistAnts Lynne Ruggles student PublicAtiOns Jim Fuerholzer, Design & Production Adviser Barbara Thorpe, Advertising Cary Berry-Smith, Student Publications Adviser

Student Publications at the University of Wyoming publishes the Owen Wister Review annually. The single copy price is $8.95. Annual Subscriptions are available: add $1.50 for postage and handling. Back issues are available: 2 for $5, plus postage. Correspondence: Student Publications Department 3625 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, Wyo. 82071 owr@uwyo.edu www.uwyo.edu/studentpub/owr Cover Art: “Morning’s Break” by Allison French Cover Design by Joshua Watanabe


cOntents

Our vietnam – Garry Wallace [Essay]

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river watcher - Scott T. Starbuck [Poetry]

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Paul’s Place – Bob Simkins [Fiction]

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winds Of change – Elouise Rossler [Poetry]

20

Hester street, lower east side, 1905 - James Doyle [Fiction]

21

Kansas – Rex C. Myers [Fiction]

22

Jealousy – Trent Busch [Poetry]

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Morning’s break (Featured cover Art) – Allison French [Print]

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Horizon – Allison French [Print]

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long day’s work – Allison French [Print]

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spring – Allison French [Print]

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the Horizon – Mary Williams [Photography]

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Horse At sunrise – Michael McKee [Photography]

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wyoming winter – Claire Brooks Tousley [Photography]

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rugged cow-Ponies – Claire Brooks Tousley [Photography]

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ridin’ in – Claire Brooks Tousley [Photography]

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bears lodge – Jeminie Shell [Photography]

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tetons – Winter Hansen [Photography]

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Old Main – Winter Hansen [Photography]

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ciro Alegria’s Grave – Juan Jose Rojas [Photography]

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Multiple strikes - Tyrel Hulet [Photograhy]

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r.e.A. - Tyrel Hulet [Photography]

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resplendent - Spencer Wisdom

[Print]

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when i touched Your Arm - Trent Busch [Print]

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Funny things Happen in ‘no Man’s land’ – Albert Atkins [Essay]

51

wyoming wind – Ester Johansson Murray [Fiction]

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He rides upon the ridge – Jean Haugen [Poetry]

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talking dreams – Jean Haugen [Poetry]

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My woman’s bed – J.V. Brummels [Poetry]

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vagabondage – J.V. Brummels [Poetry]

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cold Maker – J.V. Brummels [Poetry]

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rejection – Shamus Finnegan [Fiction]

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Two Angels In The Outfield – Shannon Doyle [Poetry]

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the wild west view From victoria’s boudior – Shannon Doyle [Poetry]

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buffalo Autumn – Francis Penzey [Fiction]

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contributors

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editOr’s nOte

A

s I spent my first few months as the editor of the Owen Wister Review, a few reoccurring questions were asked of me. What is your theme? What is your style? What will be the feel? The best answer I could give was that I was waiting on submissions. It is a unique experience to publish a magazine and, upon accepting the job, not having any idea as to what you’ll be printing. In a time when more and more people are turning to television and video games for entertainment, I could not have been happier with the response to the OWR this year. As I return to older issues for inspiration and continually look over the small paragraph that defines the OWR, I believe that I have found the answer to the questions and it has been in front of me the whole time. The OWR publishes that which reflects the western spirit, old and new interpretations. Thanks to our contributors this year we have many wonderful representations of this ideal. And as cliche as many western themes may be, they are firmly rooted to our heritage, not only here at UW, but in America; something that we ought to be proud of. I am thrilled to be able to announce that in our 30th year of print we were recognized with an ACP Pacemaker award. It has also made my task of following this up more daunting. But I have looked last years issue as the turning of a page, the OWR has stepped, perhaps slowly but nonetheless determined, into the 21st century. Thirty years of some of the greatest devotion and dedication has finally been recognized and we begin anew, ironically, as has been done every year. There is a list of people opposite the cover page who I believe deserve more than their name on a page. Without them this tradition would more than likely fade into history. Not listed is Robert Roripaugh, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support. We are over thirty years strong now and it is because of people like you, whoever you may be. If you are reading this now, as a contributor, supporter or patron, it is for you and because of you that we are able to keep this great tradition of the University of Wyoming and the West alive and I am humbled. Thank you and enjoy!

Joshua Watanabe


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