Still Rhymin' on the Range

Description

61 pages
$7.95
ISBN 0-88839-388-1
DDC C811'.5408'0352636

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Wendy Liddle
Reviewed by Don Precosky

Don Precosky teaches English at the College of New Caledonia and is the
co-editor of Four Realities: Poets of Northern B.C.

Review

Like folk art, this collection of poems about cowboys is accessible,
entertaining, endearing, often charming, and betrays a naiveté about
life and creativity. It is replete with comfortable clichés that depict
a comfortable world where nobody is going to ask any embarrassing
questions.

The illustrations by award-winning cowboy cartoonist Wendy Liddle are
the appropriate accompaniment for the poems; they have enough detail to
provide the appearance of reality, but are too sketchy to distract us
into serious musings.

Citation

Puhallo, Mike, and Brian Brannon., “Still Rhymin' on the Range,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/4162.