"An eagle's watch" Photo: Mike Logan from his book Montana Is...
A book of poetry illustrated with original
photographs by cowboy poet Mike Logan. The book came to be as an
afterthought: Logan wanted to share some of the beauty he had been
privileged to see and photograph in his 21 years living in Montana.
In his introduction to the book, Logan asserts: "I love everything
about Montana....I still feel like I'm spending every day in
heaven." Montana Is... was also issued as a video, a
roundup of Logan's visual impressions of Big Sky Country, its ranch
life, scenic beauty and spectacular wildlife.
Logan first moved to Montana in the 1968, and in the
ensuing years, he has spent many days in its wilds, hunting and
photographing this "marvelous big-skied state." Logan's keen
insight and expansive western spirit have won him national acclaim,
and he has been the featured poet at cowboy poetry gatherings
throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1991, he was a guest on John
Denver's television special "Montana Christmas Skies." His words
and photography have appeared in numerous books, magazines and
calendars. Often inspired by the paintings of the great cowboy
artist Charles Russell, Logan's poems reflect his deepest vision of
what "Montana is...."
Project materials include the book and video, as well
as two audio tapes from the trilogy of cowboy poetry,
Breakfast, Laugh Kills Lonesome, and
Men of the Open
Originally submitted by: Max Baucus, Senator.
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