May Out West

Poems of May Swenson

by May Swenson

This collection of May Swenson's poems takes the west as its focus and field of vision. As the west was a place of inspiration to her, and of birth, the book gathers Swenson's work about the region into a memorable and inspiring collection.

Some of her best-known poems are included, along with some that have never been collected before. Swenson scholars will also note that two poems are published here for the first time and that four other poems here reflect final revisions made by May after previous publication.

Additional volumes by May Swenson can be found here


May Swenson was born in Logan, Utah in 1913. She published eleven volumes of poetry during her lifetime, earning her dozens of awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship and membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. During the last years of her life, she served as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Hardcover Price: $17.95
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-87421-200-6
  • Publication Year: 1996
  • Pages: 72
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by May Swenson
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-200-6