Vistas of the West
Poems and Visuals of Nature


Cover image (Vistas of the West)

Vistas of the West is a collection of poetry and visual art that celebrates the beauty and spirit of the Rocky Mountains, Western foothills, prairie landscapes, and the natural inhabitants of these beautiful environments.
The 34 Poets in the book are: Reneltta Arluk, Nancy Bell, Cori Brewster, Jan Burney, Neall Calvert, Doris Daley, RJJ Dallas, Kris Demeanor, Della Dickie, Steve Foote, Patricia Frolander, Karen Gimbel, DW Groethe, Trudy Grienauer, Rayanne Haines, Jonathan Locke Hart, John Wort Hannam, Barbara Janusz, Lawrence Kapustka, Susan Kristoferson, Chief R. Stacey Laforme, Neil Liske, Phil Lister, Alice Major, Janice McCrum, Pamela Medland, Doc Mehl, Chad Okrusch, BJ Smith, Eugene Stickland, Lorene Shyba, Ferdinando Spina, Neal Whitman, Erica Witbeck, and Elizabeth Yakeleya.
The 29 artists in the book are: Anna Burger-Martindale, Billie Rae Busby, Dawn Candy, Steve Coffey, Linda Cote, Cindy Delpart, Jim Etzkorn, Ken Froese, Helena Hadala, John Heerema, Brad Keys, Eveline Kolijn, Susan Kristoferson, Chester Lees, Neil Liske, Deborah Lougheed Sinclair, Jennifer Mack, Bruce Park, Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock, Erin Ross, Cindy Skrukwa, Justina Smith, Mady Thiel-Kopstein, Karin Thorsteinson, Mark Vazquez-Mackay, Verna Vogel, Sharon Lynn Williams, Simon Wroot. Calligraphy is by Thea Lynn Paul.
Book readings and art exhibitions in Fall 2019 took place in Calgary, Edmonton, Turner Valley, Banff, and Bragg Creek, Alberta. Author and editor royalties were donated to Days for Girls International,