Throughout the month of November we will feature books and authors from our list to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Denise Low teaches in the School of Graduate Studies at Baker University. She is the author of the memoir The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One … Continue reading From the Desk of Denise Low
With our new Virtually Bison Books tours, you can explore Western Literature from your home or on the road. Backcountry Bisons is the newest tour featuring an array of memoirs that bring the reader into the Western environments that the authors explored, hiked, or … Continue reading Backcountry Bisons: Patrick Dobson, Canoeing the Great Plains
The following is an excerpt from When Sunflowers Bloomed Red: Kansas and the Rise of Socialism in America by R. Alton Lee and Steven Cox (Bison Books, 2020). In Kansas industrial laborers were largely confined to the Tri-State Mining Region … Continue reading Excerpt: When Sunflowers Bloomed Red
The following contribution is from Denise Low, author of The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (January 2017). How Long Does It Take To Write a Memoir? People ask how long it took me to write The Turtle’s Beating … Continue reading From the Desk of Denise Low: How Long Does It Take To Write a Memoir?
Mark Spitzer is not just a fisherman, he is a lover of fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this new blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish, some of which are considered monstrous or freaky or hideously grotesque. During this time of planetary crisis—with mass species extinction, global warming, rapid deforestation, oil spills, and increasing numbers of hurricanes, droughts, and floods—the preservation of specific niches of the ecosystem is … Continue reading Introducing a new blog series: Where in the West Is Mark Spitzer