Institute Publishes Book of Poetry by Bruce Roseland

The Institute for Regional Studies offers a new publication, A Prairie Prayer; Poems by Bruce Roseland and illustrated by Marie Louise Tesch.

This collection of poems continue the ideas first introduced by South Dakotan Bruce Roseland in The Last Buffalo. Bruce's poems are about surviving the (simple) country life in South Dakota.

A Prairie Prayer expands the descriptions of modern farm/ranch life with an appreciation for the past and a wry wit honed by the lonely winds of the prairie. Roseland's poems describe a life connected to the land.

“Once again it has been a pleasure to serve as Bruce Roseland's editor, for in every way, A Prairie Prayer is a successful companion volume to his first book, The Last Buffalo. His rootedness, his honesty and directness, and his understanding of the changes that have been occurring in the rural Dakotas remain constant, but if the landscape here is a familiar one, the stories are new and compelling. People living in this part of the country, in particular, can be thankful for the kind of record Bruce Roseland has provided; readers everywhere can appreciate these thoroughly human perspectives and their celebration of the prairie land and people.” says Mark Vinz., Professor of Mass Communication, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

The price is only $11.95, plus $4 shipping. Mail orders may be sent to the Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU Dept. #2360, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo ND 58108-6050, or call 701-231-8338. A convenient order form is available at the Institute web site.

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