This anthology includes two poems by Amy Hale Auker:
See You at the Barn
Amy Hale Auker has two pieces included in this anthology of women's writing: Using Tools Backward and Ugly Mud Bugs.
Colicky horses, trucks high-centered in pastures, late nights spent in barns birthing calves--the trials and tribulations of farm and ranch life are as central to its experience as amber waves of grain and Sunday dinners at the ranch house. Ankle High and Knee Deep collects together essays about lessons learned by ranch women, cowgirls, and farmers about what they’ve learned while standing in or stepping out of “mud, manure, and other offal” in their day to day lives on the land. This collection of entertaining and inspirational voices offers unique perspectives on relationships, loss, love, marriage, and parenting and other universal issues. These are contemporary accounts of women struggling to keep a lifestyle intact, recollections of childhoods spent in open spaces, and tales of overcoming obstacles--inspirational reading for city dwellers and country folk, alike.
Amy Hale Auker wrote a short story, Quatro in the Late Afternoon, for this collection by Brett Cogburn.
There was a time when America was younger-when the West was as rugged as the souls of the men and women who set out to tame her. The good and the bad, the brave and the weak, the comical and the pitiful-some lived and died without so much as a tombstone or a whisper on the wind to mark their passing, and others...well, they became legends. Rough Country is fifteen stories that speak of that odyssey towards sundown and the kind of people who went west of the Mississippi, to the frontier and beyond, seeking.
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