Category Archives: Pattiann Rogers

Introduction: Founding Authors Series

For the rest of 2015, we will highlight each of the Sowell Collection’s founding authors: Barry Lopez, William Kittredge, Annick Smith, David Quammen, and Pattiann Rogers.  Barry Lopez Essayist, author, and short story writer, Barry Lopez was born in 1945 … Continue reading

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The Sowell Collection: Then and Now

The article that appeared in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on Dec. 17, 2000 was not news to me.  I worked at TTU Libraries and I’d already heard of this fantastic new collection–and as a librarian, poet, literary scholar, I wanted … Continue reading

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Movement 600 Miles Away

What does it mean to understand poetry? Are there right ways and wrong ways to understand? Every poet begins by scribbling sentences on a pad of paper or typing a draft in a word document that hopefully would later be … Continue reading

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Sowell Collection Conference

Clicking on this link will display the Poster for the upcoming Sowell Collection Conference with Rick Bass, Robert Michael Pyle, Pattiann Rogers, Barry Lopez, and John Lane.

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Pattiann Rogers

“No one ever talks about the paternal aspect of being a writer, the sending of your children off into the world…” -Pattiann Rogers Every once in a while I come across those lines of poetry that make me shudder. Their … Continue reading

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So What if I Have a Thing for Birds?

It was recently pointed out to me, in a poetry workshop class, that I frequent the subject of birds. I find it hard to look at a bird and not see the subject of a poem—the careful lay of feathers … Continue reading

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Pattiann Rogers’ “Animals and People: The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself”

Pattiann Rogers’ “Animals and People: The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself” “We need to know, we must know, that we come from such stock so continuously and tenaciously and religiously devoted to life…We want to give life at the … Continue reading

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