Poetry, prose, and other writing

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Poetry

  • “Saddlin’-up Time”, “Horseback on the Llano Estacado”, “F.M. 168, Buffalo Lake to Nazareth”, “At the Grave of Billy the Kid,” anthologized in “Maverick Western Verse” (John Dofflemyer, ed., Gibbs Smith Publishers, Salt Lake City, 1994)  buy on Amazon

  • “The Evening Wrangler” in The Western Pocket Magazine (November, 1995)  

  • “My Cowboy’s Gift” (Grey Horse Press, Lubbock, 1998)  

  • “Says Harry”, “Benediction After a Gathering of Cowboy Poets”, “The Stump-grubbers”, “The Red-Tail Hawk”, “When the Devil Plays His Fiddle”, “Ashes, After Fire”, “A Prairie Mother’s Prayer” anthologized in “Cowboy Poetry Matters” (Robert McDowell, ed., Story Line Press, Ashland, OR, 2000)  buy on Amazon

  • “Mining the Motherlode” in Lubbock Illustrated magazine (September/October 2002)

  • “We Were the Horsemen” anthologized in “Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion” (Virginia Bennett, ed., Gibbs Smith Publishers, Salt Lake City, 2004) buy on Amazon

Articles in Periodicals

  • Texas Techsan (profiles on Terry Allen, Kent GambleDicky Grigg, Bill Kerns, Glynda McClure)

  • Texas Music (“Ridin’ Old Paint: The Canadian River Fiddle Tradition”)

  • Texas Highways (“Lubbock Music”)

  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (series on the Yellowhouse Canyon)  

  • Persimmon Hill (profile of and tribute to Buck Ramsey; article on the Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Cowboy Poetry Gathering)

  • The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains (entries on The Flatlanders and on movie houses)

Books and other prose  

  • Storyline (Dry Crik Press, Lemon Cove, CA, 2017)

  • "Plenty Else To Do: Lyrical Lubbock", a chapter in Pickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas, edited by Craig Clifford and Craig D. Hillis, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2016 buy on Amazon

  • A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 2013) buy on Amazon

  • Gallery guide for The Pastel Range: Frank Reaugh, Range Historian (National Ranching Heritage Center, 2007)

  • “Literature and Finding West Texas in the Poets of Place,” a chapter in West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State (Paul H. Carlson and Bruce A. Glasrud, eds.) buy on Amazon

  • NEW! "Surprise, Texas", an historical fiction, or a fictional history -- you decide which -- intended to be read aloud, this is a story about how we sometimes must become what we pretend to be. Set in the ephemeral village of Surprise in the hard-scrabble oil patch of Andrews County, Texas, Thom Ed Jones recounts the history of the place and its peoples, a tribe by choice living by design in obscurity, quartered in homes with wheels.

    Surprise, Texas is the sort of place you drive past as quickly as you can, though after reading Thom Ed's story you might want to lighten your load of possessions and throw in with all these Surprises. buy on Amazon