WWW Member Amy Hale Auker has recently released her first collection of poetry with publisher Pen-L Publishing on July 7, 2018. Livestock Man is filled with poems regaling the cowboy and rebel hearts, pulling love of the land, of animals, of the landscape, and the gleam of a campfire.
Finding the beauty in the every day, through the eyes of the women who truly live each moment of each day vividly, told in poetic form, runs through the pages of Livestock Man to remind all of us how women can be true cowboys just as well (if not better than) the men. Amy tells us her poems in Livestock Man are love stories, speaking with tactile visions of everything a cowboy (male or female) recognizes each day, whether that’s tracks in the sand or the rhythm of the work itself. The work is rooted in her experience, in her spirit, and in the wind she feels on her face as she herself walks the land: a cowboy through and through.
WWW member Amy Hale Auker lives and works on Spider Ranch in Arizona with her songwriter husband (who also is a foreman on the ranch). She writes poetry rooted in the real world, combining beautiful, precise words with the glory of nature in all its forms. Learn more at https://www.amyhaleauker.com/