Pioneer Woman: A Long Poem 1979 Pat McMartin Enders SIGNED Oregon Trail


Title: Pioneer Woman: A Long Poem

Author: Pat [Patricia] McMartin Enders

Description: Inscribed by author on title page. Second printing. Softcover. Covers show light wear. Minor spot of soiling in bottom margin of copyright & preface pages, otherwise internally clean. 39 pages.

A poem, based on the author's deep reading of pioneer journals and secondary sources, written from a woman's perspective observing life on the Oregon Trail. The poem is broken into different stages, including 'Independence, Missouri to Fort Kearney,' and 'Fort Kearney to The Dalles'. The final segment, which covers the Barlow Trail, is reprised with a modern experience of that stretch of the trail with its modern landmarks. Includes a 57-item recommended reading list. [Promotional blurbs on rear cover by poets Richard Hugo and Ruth Whitman.]

Patricia McMartin ''Pat'' Enders (1923-2005) earned her masters degree at Lewis and Clark College in 1960. She later lived very close to Barlow Trail near Barton, Oregon.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: The Solo Press
Place: Atascadero, California
Year: 1979

Keywords: Oregon Trail, women, Rebecca Kitchum, poetry, history, women's studies, women pioneers,

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