Great Lonely Places of the Texas Plains

Great Lonely Places of the Texas Plains

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Clarity, focus, and startling detail are the stuff of lasting images?in poetry or photography. Who better, then, to illuminate what would elude us than a native state photographer and native state poet laureate?

Selected from hundreds of photographs and poems, these pairs show surprising harmony of vision and insights about the vast, wide plains, their dramatic colors, and the calm, vigorous people who thrive beneath their sprawling skies, accepting the risks and splendor of it all.

Together and on their own, these photos and poems astonish and delight, stagger and jostle, each resonating with texture and joy.


Clarity, focus, and startling detail are the stuff of lasting images?in poetry or photography. It is all about beholding, about taking in what is ours to absorb?if only we will. Little can overwhelm the senses more than our great lonely plains, expanses of sky and horizon so enormous that sometimes composition gets lost in between. Who better, then, to illuminate what would elude us than a native state photographer and native state poet laureate? Although Meinzer and McDonald have both devoted careers to seeing and celebrating these plains, garnering significant honors and awards along the way, neither had realized how much his work spoke to the other’s. Now seventy-seven pairs of poems and color photographs testify to the kinship of poet, photographer, and all of us who inhabit their territory. Selected from hundreds of photographs and poems, these pairs show surprising harmony of vision and insights about the vast, wide plains, their dramatic colors, and the calm, vigorous people who thrive beneath their sprawling skies, accepting the risks and splendor of it all.


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Clarity, focus, and startling detail are the stuff of lasting images, in poetry or photography. It is all about beholding, about taking in what is ours to absorb - if only we will. Little can overwhelm the senses more than our great lonely Plains, expanses of sky and horizon so enormous that sometimes composition gets lost in between. Who better, then, to illuminate what would elude us than a native state photographer and native state poet laureate?
Although Meinzer and McDonald have both devoted careers to seeing and celebrating these Plains, garnering significant honors and awards along the way, neither had realized how much his work spoke to the other's. Now seventy-seven pairs of poems and color photographs testify to the kinship of poet, photographer, and all of us who inhabit their territory. Selected from hundreds of photographs and poems, these pairs show surprising harmony of vision and insights about the vast, wide Plains, their dramatic colors, and the calm, vigorous people who thrive beneath their sprawling skies, accepting the risks and splendors of it all.
Together and on their own, these photos and poems astonish and delight, stagger and jostle, each resonating with texture and joy.

Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780896725065
0896725065
Branch Call Number: 976.4 MCD
Characteristics: xiii, 165 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Meinzer, Wyman

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