Men of the Open Range
And Other Poems

by Mike Logan

illustrations by Mike Logan

published by Buglin' Bull Press

  • Men of the Open Range is the third book of cowboy poetry from Mike Logan, and his third book to open with a piece named after and inspired by a famed Charlie Russell painting.  Like Charlie before him, Mike laments the progress that is steadily infiltrating his treasured Wild West, and many of the poems in Men of the Open Range rail against the movement to change "our high pure mountain valleys to somethin' not so different from L.A. streets and alleys."   Logan applies his signature wit, warmth, and humor to create poems that are "studied, not so much in the academic sense, but in his intimate familiarity with the style, the techniques, and perhaps most importantly, the traditions of the West."

80 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 22 illustrations, Perfect Bound

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9781560442479


    "To be a top hand in the poetry world, a writer must be a keen observer, a clever wordsmith, and a technical master of meter and rhyme.  He must polish his work until it shines.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge had it, Robert Service had it, S. Omar Barker had it, and contemporary cowboy poet Mike Logan most certainly has it.  Mike's work is an example that all aspiring poets should follow.  His ability is such that few others can match him."

    - Darrell Arnold, Editor/Publisher, Cowboy Magazine





Men of the Open Range
And Other Poems

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Veteran photographer and cowboy poet Mike Logan's lifelong interest in ranch life has spurred him to capture his observations on film and in verse. Mike grew up in Kansas but adopted Montana as his home state in 1968 and remains there today. A high school teacher for 25 years, Mike retired in 1991. A passion for trout fishing led him to a new career as a wildlife photographer; a companion career writing cowboy poetry evolved soon after. Mike's keen insight and expansive western spirit have won him national acclaim, both as a featured poet and emcee at The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and as a guest on John Denver's 1991 "Montana Christmas Skies" television special. Author of numerous books and recognized in 2006 as the Will Rogers Male Cowboy Poet of the Year, Mike has appeared on TV and traveled the country sharing his enthusiasm and creative interpretations of life in the West. His words and photographs have also been published in numerous books, magazines, and calendars.  After more than fifty years in the Treasure State, the southeast Kansas native still tells his two sons, Mark and Sean, that he envies them growing up in Montana.

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