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We were pleased to have three separate Silent Auctions for valuable books with poetry and information about Bruce Kiskaddon. See our features about Bruce Kiskaddon here.

This auction is now closed.

The winners of the auction were Jeri Dobrowski of Beach, North Dakota, and an anonymous winner, who donated two of the books to the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

Our thanks to Jim Thompson, Bill Siems, Janice Coggin of Cowboy Miner Productions, and Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center for their generous donations.

Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, which sponsors CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Project, and all of our activities.


Book 1
Open Range; Collected Poems of Bruce Kiskaddon, edited by Bill Siems (2007)

Perhaps the most important contemporary cowboy poetry book published in recent times, Open Range; Collected Poems of Bruce Kiskaddon was produced in numbered, limited editions of 300 hardbound books and 26 leather bound books in 2007 Through the generosity of Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry/CowboyPoetry.com supporter Jim Thompson of South Dakota and editor Bill Siems, the Silent Auction is for a leather-bound edition of the book, signed by Bill Siems.

Read Silent Auction details for this book below.

 

Book 2
Rhymes of the Ranges
, edited by Hal Cannon (1987)

The valuable, out-of-print Rhymes of the Ranges, edited by Western Folklife Center Founding Director Hal Cannon, was published by Gibbs-Smith/Peregrine Smith Books in 1987. The hardcover book includes about 70 select poems; illustrations by Katherine Field; and an informative introduction by Hal Cannon. Bill Siems characterizes the introduction as "fascinating," and comments in his own book that Hal Cannon shows that Kiskaddon's words "have wider relevance."  Hal Cannon has generously donated a signed copy of this book.

 

Read Silent Auction details for this book below.

 

Book 3
Classic Rhymes by Bruce Kiskaddon
, compiled by Mason and Janice Coggin  (1998)
 



The now-rare Cowboy Poetry: Classic Rhymes by Bruce Kiskaddon, published by Cowboy Miner Productions in 1998, has been out of print for some years. The hardcover book includes over 100 of Bruce Kiskaddon's best poems, along with Katherine Field illustrations. The foreword is by John Shaver of the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Bill Siems writes about the importance of the Coggins' work to his own research in his book, Open Range.

Through the generosity of Cowboy Miner Productions, this Silent Auction is for a copy signed by the late Mason Coggin (1938-2000), co-founder of Cowboy Miner Productions.
 

Read Silent Auction details for this book below.

 


 

General Bidding Information

 

Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, which sponsors CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Project, and all of our activities.

Bidding on these items closed on May 1, 2007 at noon, Pacific time.

Our thanks to Jim Thompson, Bill Siems, Janice Coggin of Cowboy Miner Productions, and Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center for their generous donations.


Book 1

Open Range; Collected Poems of Bruce Kiskaddon
edited by Bill Siems
(2007)

Open Range; Collected Poems of Bruce Kiskaddon may be the most important contemporary cowboy poetry book publication in recent times. This monumental 600-page work includes Bruce Kiskaddon's entire poetic output (481 poems); extensive illustrations (including 323 line drawings by Katherine Field, Amber Dunkerley, and others); biographical and historical introductions; prefaces by Hal Cannon, Waddie Mitchell, and Lynn Held; rare photographs; and more. The collection, which Bill Siems worked on for over four years, follows his impressive 2004 book, Bruce Kiskaddon, Shorty's Yarns, the first collection of Kiskaddon's short stories.

Open Range
was produced in numbered, limited editions of 300 hardbound books and 26 leather-bound books. Through the generosity of Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry/CowboyPoetry.com supporter Jim Thompson of South Dakota and editor Bill Siems, the Silent Auction is for a leather-bound edition of the book, signed by Bill Siems.

Read more about Open Range at the book's web site: www.OldNighthawkPress.com

 


Book 2
Rhymes of the Ranges
edited by Hal Cannon
(1987)

This valuable out-of-print book, edited by Western Folklife Center Founding Director Hal Cannon, was published by Gibbs-Smith/Peregrine Smith Books. The hardcover book includes about 70 select poems; illustrations by Katherine Field; and an informative introduction by Hal Cannon. Bill Siems characterizes the introduction as "fascinating," and comments in his own book that Hal Cannon shows that Kiskaddon's words "have wider relevance." Hal Cannon has generously donated a signed copy of this book. See a table of contents in our feature here.

 


 

Book 3
Classic Rhymes by Bruce Kiskaddon

compiled by Mason and Janice Coggin
(1998)
 



This now-rare book,
Classic Rhymes by Bruce Kiskaddon, published by Cowboy Miner Productions in 1998, has been out of print for some years. The hardcover book includes over 100 of Bruce Kiskaddon's best poems, along with Katherine Field illustrations. The foreword is by John Shaver of the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering. Bill Siems writes about the importance of the Coggins' work to his own research in his book, Open Range. See a table of contents for this book in our feature here.

Through the generosity of Cowboy Miner Productions, this Silent Auction is for a copy signed by the late Mason Coggin (1938-2000), co-founder of Cowboy Miner Productions.

 


See the previous Silent Auction, now closed, here.


 

 

 

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