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The Bookstore Welcomes Poet Lee Robison

Updated: Feb 9, 2020

Special announcement from Debbie at The Bookstore:

Join us Saturday, February 8th as we welcome poet, Lee Robison. He will be reading and signing copies of his book, Have from 1:00-3:00. Call 683-6807 if you have any questions. HAVE Many of the poems in this book draw from Robison’s experiences growing up on a Montana ranch for their subject matter, imagery and themes. In the poem “Native,” ranch and farm imagery

is contrasted with the imagery of Montana’s pre-history to ask to whom does this land belong, and what validates that possession. What is it that make this Valley, this River, these Mountains ours? In “Requiem for a Rancher” the question becomes what can an old rancher take with him when he dies? And just how much of him remains in the land and the landscape he formed in his lifetime? Brian Kahn, author of Real Common Sense and host of Montana Public Radio’s Home Ground writes “Robison’s words span cultures, place and time, ringing deep and true. These poems are rich in often hard sentiment, there is no sugared sentimentality. In Robison’s world, human life is hard, sometimes good.” Robison is currently working on organizing a collection of his short fiction which he expects to finish sometime in the next year. He is also preparing a collection of his Haiku, which has a working title of Montana Zen—Cowboy Haiku.

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