Cloud Seeding

Cloud Seeding

Cloud Seeding

By Stacy Coyle

With eloquent and exact language, Stacy Coyle captures the complexities of a landscape both powerful and forgiving.

Here she casts her poet’s eye on inhabitants of the American West: moose, horses, elk, coyotes, and humans; on a spring tooth harrow and an Aermotor windmill; on seldom heard from places like Ramona, Kansas, and Albin, Wyoming; on things as hard to see as an American marten and Montana’s smallest fish.

She writes of the ever-changing weather: the ice cycle, a break in the storm, and cloud seeding. She takes metaphoric pathways to explore the poor farm, the Antlers Bar, dry ponds, cedar ridges, and Mike’s Game and Taxidermy.

You’ll find this an unsentimental and honest look at the West, articulated with a care and wisdom not often found.

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Cloud Seeding

Cloud Seeding

By Stacy Coyle

“Stacy Coyle is a fine poet who has a painter’s eye, a storyteller’s interest in Western people and their relationship with land, nature, and culture of the region, and an ecologist’s understanding of the unity of all forms of life. Much of her poetry in Cloud Seeding deals with Wyoming’s past or present and, like all of her work in the book, does so in strikingly fresh and thoughtful ways.”
•• Robert Roripaugh, Wyoming Poet Laureate, 1995–2002

Cloud Seeding

Cloud Seeding

By Stacy Coyle

Winner, Western Heritage Award, National Cowboy Museum
2004 Spur Finalist, Outstanding Poetry Book

Wrangler AwardSpur Award

Stacy Coyle

Stacy Coyle

Stacy Gillett Coyle was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. She received her undergraduate degree in the School of Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and both an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Maryland. Stacy’s poetry has received the Thomas Hornsby Ferril Prize, awarded by the Denver Press Club, and the Foley Poetry Prize, awarded by America. She has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs and the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She is currently a Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Denver where she designs and teaches interdisciplinary courses like Water and the West, The Plains, and The Art and Politics of Disappearance.

She resides with her husband and two children in Parker, Colorado.