Western cowboy life inspires new book of poetry

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Author, poet Ramona Cugnini writes about life on ranch, love, legends out west

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Written over a period of 50 years, the new book of poetry by Ramona Cugnini, “Loveknots to Lariats” (published by iUniverse), makes use of a wide range of themes including love, life and cowboys. Cugnini’s poetry collection is divided into six sections, progressing in theme from love to cowboy poetry – alluding to the title of the book.

The poetry in the section titled “Lighter Side” reflects the Cugnini’s limitless imagination as she refashions classic nursery rhymes for readers to enjoy. The verses found in the “Lariats” section discuss the life of cowboys including the Western culture and lifestyle. The insights made in Cugnini’s poetry touch on many aspects of love and life with wisdom and humor, explaining the history of life as cowboys lived it in the West.

An excerpt from “Loveknots to Lariats”:

“Yesterday a cowboy would
ride the open range
Checkin’ on the scanty grass, and
hopin’ it had rained.
Checkin’ on his cattle
As a lonely blackbird sings,
And takin’ home a dogie
Tied on with saddle strings.”

Loveknots to Lariats
By Ramona Cugnini
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781491720493
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 124 pages | ISBN 9781491720516
E-Book | 124 pages | ISBN 9781491720509
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ramona Cugnini was born in Marvel, Colorado. In 1972, she married well-known cattleman Patrick Cugnini, who passed away in May 2012. She continues living at their home in Durango, Colorado.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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