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Where Blue Grama Grows

by Doris Bircham

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$16.95 (CDN) / $14.95 (US)

Paperback (Poetry) · 8." x 5." · 88 pages
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN 0-9739727-2-6

The short-grass prairie of south-western Saskatchewan offers blessings and challenges. Doris Bircham and her family have ranched and lived in this huge and often severe landscape for nearly half a century. In Where Blue Grama Grows, she conveys to her readers the power and mystery of the land and the elements. Bircham is a poet of the immediate and the human; hers is a voice that is authentic and imbued with a constant sense of awe. Her lyrical telling of the land and the unforgettable characters she draws are taken straight, unfiltered from the experience of living in this starkly beautiful part of the world.

Author Bio

Doris Bircham

Raised in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, Doris Bircham is known for many roles, including nurse, mother, wife, mentor, poet, organizer, and volunteer. She is known as a writer for her role as a mentor, not only to new poets, but also with volunteers within her community. She has been very active in organizing the Maple Creek Cowboy Poetry Gathering for many years. Doris Bircham has traveled throughout Canada and the US, representing Maple Creek and Saskatchewan with her poetry. She is also a founding member of the local writers' group, Writers Unlimited, and uses her talents in a variety of fundraisers to raise money or profile for local groups and charities. Doris makes her home in the Cypress Hills area and has been a "hands on" ranching partner for the past 43 years.

Awards for Where Blue Grama Grows

2006 - Saskatchewan Book Awards
Finalist, Brenda McDonald Riches First Book Award
2006 - Saskatchewan Book Awards
Finalist, Anne Szumigalski Poetry Award

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Cover Design
Yves Noblet
Cover Artist
Branimir Gjetvaj
Text Designer
Donald Ward