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Writer and rancher in the Great Basin, Linda Hussa has three poetry collections and three books of non-fiction. The themes of her work are drawn from the isolated nature of ranching, her commitment to the health of rural communities.

            Blood Sister, I Am To These Fields Lige Langston, Sweet Iron Where The Wind Lives Sheep Dreams Sharing Fence Lines

Blood Sister, I Am To These Fields, her latest collection of poetry was the winner three national awards in 2002:
-The WRANGLER, given by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum,
-The SPUR, given by the Western Writers of America,
-The WILLA, given in the name of Willa Cather by Women Writing the West.

Hussa was introduced by Laura Bush, the First Lady and read her poetry at the IMLS Awards Ceremony in Washington DC, 2005.
Hussa read at the Library of Congress in 1994, has been a featured poet at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering since 1991, read at Fish trap, the National Conference of Women in Government, and joined the Orion Society tour in 1998.
 
She is the recipient of the 1999 Nevada Writers' Silver Pen Award, the 2002 WRANGLER, given by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, SPUR, given by the Western Writers of America, Willa Cather Award, given by Women Writing the West.

Book List:
Poetry
Blood Sister, I Am To These Fields, The Black Rock Press, 2001, University of Nevada, Reno.
Ride The Silence, The Black Rock Press, 2001, University of Nevada, Reno.
Where The Wind Lives, Peregrine Smith Books, 1994, Layton, Utah.
 
Non-Fiction
Sharing Fence lines, University of Utah Press, 2002.
Lige Langston: Sweet Iron, University of Oklahoma Press, 1999, (distributed by the author since spring 2003.)
Diary of a Cow Camp Cook, Sagebrush Press, 1990.

Anthologies include:
Sagebrush Vernacular, Smithsonian Exhibit book, UNR Press, 2003, Reno, Nevada
ISLE, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Winter 2001, UNR Press, Reno, Nevada
Ascent, Between Earth and Sky, Anne Heath Widmark, ed., Norton Press, 1999, NY.
Petroglyph, Journal of Creative Natural History Writing, #6, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1995
Graining the Mare, Teresa Jordan, ed., Peregrine Smith Books, 1994, Layton, Utah.

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  Cedarville, CA 96104
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