Within the next couple of years we hope to have
available in both print and electronic format:
Kitchen Poetry: The Alberta Years, 1968-1993 by
Ruth Rauchert, edited with commentary by John F. Rauchert [ISBN 0-9732805-0-6]
"Kitchen Poetry" arises from the same rural storytelling traditions as "Cowboy Poetry".
Infused with the same blend of humour and poignancy, Kitchen Poetry derives from the voice of Western Women and their daily lives and struggles, written while the "men folk" were in the fields and pastures.
Perhaps the highest examples of achievement in this realm are the works of
Emily Dickinson and
Edwidge Danticat , both of whom have been described as "Poets
of the Kitchen."