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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-066-5
ISBN 10: 1-55017-066-X
6 x 9 - 192 pp
CAD$16.95 • USD$16.95
The Collected Poems of Robert Swanson
Rhymes of a Western Logger
During the golden era of BC logging, Robert Swanson's rollicking ballads and poems sold tens of thousands. Here are his complete works in one volume.
Book DescriptionThese rollicking ballads and poems come from the great oral tradition of BC woodsmen during the first half of this century - when real men not only read poetry but wrote it and recited it and bought it.
Robert Swanson, once known as the "Bard of the Woods," is one of many men who knows and loves BC coast bunkhouse ballads, but he is one of a very few who has written them down. In the 1940s, when he was a forestry safety inspector travelling from camp to camp, he was also selling his little books, which sold some 80,000 copies in all. Now the complete works are back again, in one attractive volume.