Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Another verse version

Shana Youngdahl's Donner: A Passing has just become available from Finishing Line Press -- I haven't read it myself yet, but Cynthia Reeser and blogger Amy think it's great. I'll take their word for it because I'm not into modern poetry. Youngdahl isn't the first to write a verse interpretation of the Donner Party story -- Julia Altrocchi took it on in 1936 with Snow Covered Wagons, George Keithley in 1972 with The Donner Party, and Ruth Whitman in 1977 with Tamsen Donner: A Woman's Journey -- so it will be interesting to see how Youngdahl compares.

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