These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry
By Lisa D. Simon and Brady Harrison
The University of Montana Press, 2014, 300 pages, $26.99
In this compendium of essays taking in history, scholarship, and activism about Montana poetry and poets, the scope becomes as immense as the landscape. Simon, a Missoula humanities scholar and art gallery owner, and Harrison, a UM English professor, spell out their purposes: to reintroduce scholars and a general audience to the vast world of Montana poetry and to advocate for continued and reinvigorated study and appreciation of Montana poets and their work.