Voices at Twilight

Voices at Twilight—A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns

Voices at Twilight

In the award-winning Voices at Twilight, a collection of historical stories and photographs, Lori Howe illuminates past and present Wyoming ghost towns. Towns like Old Sherman, once the highest railroad village in the world, is now inhabited only by a child’s grave. Centennial, a former gold-rush town, is now home to a colorful, artistic population of 100.

Explore Piedmont’s well-preserved remains including the historic stone beehive kilns of the Moses Byrne empire. Medicine Bow is home to the historic Virginian Hotel, named for Owen Wister and his novel, The Virginian.

The towns featured in Voices at Twilight offer the reader a visual tour of twelve of the most interesting Wyoming ghost towns. Contained within this full-color book are travel directions, GPS coordinates, and tips for intrepid readers who wish to experience these unique towns and town sites for themselves.

Quotes from the book:

“Full, preserved records of the lives and deaths of travelers and workers across the high plains are relatively few.”

“The landscape resisted the town every step of the way.”

“Many of the working inhabitants are commuters who prefer the solitude of this small, lovely community.”


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Voices at Twilight Book Information

Author: Lori Howe
ISBN: 978-1-944986-45-2 (hardback), 978-1944986-01-8 (paperback)
Market price: $24.95 (hardback), $13.95 (paperback)
Formats: Hardback, paperback, eBook
Page count: 120
Interior: Full color

Reminder: Voices at Twilight is the perfect companion for your ghost town adventures in Wyoming!

 


Video Review of Voices at Twilight


What’s going on in the towns of Voices at Twilight?

Below are audio and video clips of what’s going on in the towns featured in Voices at Twilight.

Jeffrey City

The Mad Potter out in Jeffrey City, Byron Seeley, and his shop, Monk King Bird Pottery:

Old Sherman

Grave Marker information

Pacific Railroad journal

Centennial

https://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-murray-self-tells-three-centennial-classics

Hannah

https://www.hannabasinmuseum.com/hanna-town-history.html

Hannah Wyoming

Photo: Laramie Daily Boomerang, Wednesday July 1, 1903


Voices at Twilight in the Media

Listen to Lori Howe talk about Voices at Twilight on Open Spaces on Wyoming NPR, June 10, 2016. Audio recording is courtesy of Open Spaces.

Other Articles on this book about Wyoming Ghost Towns

Lori Howe on Wyoming Public Media


Awards

Voices at Twilight has won the Wyoming State Historical Society award in the poetry category for 2017.

 


Author Signing Events

Cloudshade poemsMeet Lori Howe in person at the following events. She will be reading selections of her poetry, sharing writing stories, and autographing Cloudshade poems, her newly released title.

Monday, June 13, Workshop at the Natrona County Library in Casper, WY: 5:30-8pm.

Tuesday, June 14, Workshop at the Sheridan County Library in Sheridan, 6-8:30pm.

Wednesday, June 15, I’ll read from and sign both Cloudshade and Voices at Twilight at the Sheridan Stationery Books and Gallery from 5:30-7pm.

Thursday, June 16, Workshop at the Big Horn County Library in Basin, WY, 6-8:30pm.

Friday, June 17, book signing at Legends Bookstore in Cody, WY, 1-3pm.

Saturday, June 18, Workshop at the Park County Public Library in Cody, WY, 1-4pm.

Sunday: free day. Kayak and write.

Monday, June 20, reading/signing at Storyteller Books in Thermopolis, WY, 5:30-7pm

Tuesday, June 21, Workshop at the Hot Springs County Library in Thermopolis, WY, 5:30-7:30pm.

June 22-26, Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Staying in Wilson.

Monday, June 27, Workshop at the Rock Springs Branch Library in Rock Springs, WY 6-8pm

Tuesday, June 28, Workshop at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River, WY, 6-8pm

Wednesday, June 29, Workshop at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, WY 5:30-8pm

Thursday, June 30, Workshop at the Centennial Library in Centennial, WY, 11am-2pm.

End of tour: back in Laramie by 4pm on Thursday, June 30.


About the Author

Cloudshade poemsLori Howe is the author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains (Sastrugi Press, 2015), Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns (Sastrugi Press, 2016), and Stories from Earth: Millennials, Literature, and Teaching Writing that Matters.

Her poems, short fiction, and nonfiction appear in numerous journals, anthologies, and books such as The Meadow, Pilgrimage, Northern Lights, Red Hook, Open Window Review, Frontiers Magazine, and the Owen Wister Review. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Spanish, as well as an M.F.A. in poetry.

Visit Lori Howe’s author website at: https://lorihoweauthor.com/