After the Chisholm

by Award-Winning Writer George Rhoades


Book Details

After the Chisholm

This wide-ranging collection of poems focuses on farm and cattle country after the Chisholm Trail closed, on cowboys and cowgirls, on memories of rural life and other reflections and recollections. The Chisholm Trail ceased about 1890, and the cattle drives from deep in Texas, across the plains of Oklahoma to the cow towns in Kansas, were no more. Fences, settlers, highways, towns and cities now fill what was once open country for a thousand miles.


About the Author

Award-Winning Writer George Rhoades

George Rhoades, award-winning poet, has been a rancher, reporter/editor and college journalism professor. He retired from UT-Arlington and moved to Duncan, Okla., where he owned a hay farm. An earlier book, Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems, won a number of national prizes, including the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, the Will Rogers Medallion for Cowboy Poetry, and was a finalist for Western Music Association Poetry Book of Year, a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Book Award, and winner of a Reader Views Literary Award.

Also by Award-Winning Writer George Rhoades

Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems
Musings from Cowboy Country