Books featuring Lincoln County Poet donated

Books about and featuring California Okie Poet and Storyteller Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel were recently donated to the Library from the Oklahoma State University Library courtesy of the Chlebda & Coghill families in memory of Jim Chlebda & Back40 Publishing. McDaniel, born in 1918 near Stroud, moved to California in 1936 and proceeded to write poems and stories about her years in Oklahoma.
Karen Neurohr, of the OSU Library, donated McDaniel’s biography Chasing Fireflies:the Dust Bowl childhood of a poet written by Jeanie Harris as well as four books of poetry and prose written by McDaniel’s including The Ketchup Bottle: 24 vignettes; Tatted Lace and Other Handmade Poems; Getting Love Down Right; and Walking On An Old Road to the Library.

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