LandMarked: Stories of Peggy Simson Curry

LandMarked: Stories of Peggy Simson Curry

LandMarked: Stories of Peggy Simson Curry

Introduction by Mary Alice Gunderson

Peggy Simson Curry has long been recognized as one of the West’s most accomplished and respected writers. She drew deeply on firsthand experiences with ranching, putting up hay, life in the oil fields, observing nature, and exploring the outdoors.

Her memorable short stories, many set on Wyoming and Colorado ranches, originally appeared in magazines during the heyday of short stories in the 1950s-60s. Now they are available in book form. This collection includes two Spur winners and stories from Saturday Evening Post, Boy’s Life and other magazines.

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LandMarked: Stories of Peggy Simson Curry

LandMarked: Stories of Peggy Simson Curry

Introduction by Mary Alice Gunderson

" ... only the most memorable short stories stick, after the passage of time. I can recall, clearly and with much detail, not just one, but three of the stories of Peggy Simson Curry ... Indeed, 'Geranium House' comes near to the work of Willa Cather and Hamlin Garland."
••Robert J. Barnes, author of Twentieth Century Western Writers

Mary Alice Gunderson

Mary Alice Gunderson

Mary Alice Gunderson published more than one hundred poems, stories, articles, and essays in a wide range of publications, including South Dakota Review, InterMountain Woman, Point Riders Press Anthology of Great Plains Poetry, Poets West: Contemporary Poems from Eleven Western States, and the Houghton Mifflin anthologies Woven on the Wind and Leaning into the Wind. She edited anthologies for Casper College Literary Weekends, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Council for the Humanities, and is also editor of LandMarked: Collected Stories of Peggy Simson Curry.

She was the recipient of both the Wyoming Art’s Council’s Individual Artist Grant and a WAC Literature Fellowship, a Ucross Foundation Fellowship, and a writing and research grant from the Wyoming Council on the Humanities. Her writing and photographs have received commendations from the Wyoming State Historical Society and National Federation of Press Women.

She taught elementary school, conducted Writing in the Schools residencies, and most recently, taught Developmental English and Creative Writing at Casper College.