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History, Advice, and Other Half-Truths

Shana Youngdahl


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History, Advice and Other-Half Truths explores the intersections of Western legends, landscapes, love, terror, as a range of characters struggle to live passionate lives. Here Doc Holliday is turned in by his worn-out lover, Jim Younger laments from his prison cell, Carl Jung builds sandcastles, women find freedom as ranchers and outlaws, grandmothers give advice and haunt bridal bedrooms as the poet grapples with her own transition into a wife and mother.

Stephen F. Austin University Press, 9781936205363, 80pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2013

About the Author

SHANA YOUNGDAHL was born and raised in Paradise, California. She is the author of the chapbooks Donner: A Passing (Finishing Line 2008) and Of Nets (Gendun 2010) which received a grant from the Iowa Arts Council and Pushcart Prize nomination. Her poetry has appeared widely in journals including Third Coast, Shenandoah and Margie. She holds a BA from Mills College and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Minnesota