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"Palouse Pastoral" by Dick Warwick

photo by Bill Patterson

Born and raised in the Palouse Hills Region of Eastern Washington state, Dick Warwick lives on the family place where he and his wife, Sue, raise horses, a few cattle and grain crops.  He is the fourth generation of his family to farm and ranch in that locale; and his son has followed in his footsteps. He has been involved with livestock and farming his whole life, and has written poetry almost that long.

He has published two books, Fence Lines (out of print), and a hardbound volume, Out West to Outback and Beyond, A selection of some of the poems he has written over the past fifteen years. He has recorded several CDs, the latest the cricitally acclaimed Cowboy Poetry Lite, released in 2012.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.