Ranchero Ford/ Dying in Red Dirt Country

Ranchero Ford/ Dying in Red Dirt Country

by W.K. Stratton

W.K. Stratton continues his exploration of alter ego alleyways in his second book of poetry, Ranchero Ford/Dying in Red Dirt Country. Written in both verse and prose-poem form, the pieces in the book form a poetic concept album dealing much with time and place and family, both real and imagined. The poems draw images from a tough society populated by oilfield roughnecks, bootleggers, brawlers, and outlaws. Ranchero Ford/Dying in Red Dirt Country is bookended by long pieces exploring loss in the unforgiving territory.

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About the Author

w.k. strattonW.K. Stratton's first book of verse, Dreaming Sam Peckinpah, was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Bush Award for First Book of Poetry and the Oklahoma Book Award. He is the author of four books of nonfiction and the co-editor of a fifth. He is at work on a book about Sam Peckinpah and The Wild Bunch.