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Wallace, Idaho

Linda L. Beeman's booklet of poems re: "Wallace, Idaho" has just arrived. Top-notched rhymes of the Great Fire, prostitutes & Uncle Bunker, including "Hook House," which begins:

"Every 12-year-olds charged/With selling something to benefit anything/Knew   like the Lord’s Prayer/The first steps you climbed led to brothel doors"

And: "On the Rocks," which begins:

"By 1955 only weathered screeds/painted on the odd boulder/denouncing Wobblies survived/hinting at savage battles--/union versus mine owner."

And: "Harry," which begins:

"Harry lived down the block at First and Bank/grandson of one of those Bull penned/miners caught up in early labor wars."

If you love history and/or Wallace, "Wallace, Idaho" is a must read. It's available from for $10, plus shipping and handling, or signed copies can be ordered from the author,, for $14, including shipping and handling. And you can tell Linda that Huckleberries sent you. More info here.


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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