Performer Sharon Carpenter starts new marketing push in 2013 for book of cowboy poetry

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Praised as unique and engaging, ‘Western Cowboy Poetry’ offers new perspective on American frontier history

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In “Western Cowboy Poetry: An African American Perspective” (published by iUniverse), Sharon Carpenter presents a look at the history of the American frontier through the eyes of some of its forgotten explorers, the African Americans who headed west seeking freedom and opportunity. The poetry contained was designed for raising awareness through an entertaining venue, as a performing poet speaking aloud to audiences.

Carpenter was introduced to the cowboy poetry writing and performing style by Joel Hayes, founder of Douglas County’s Poetry Writers Group located in Douglasville, Ga. She was a performing poet with the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Annual Georgia Cowboy Gatherings.

For years, Carpenter penned original writing for a variety of performances. Skilled in storytelling and knowledgeable in American history as it relates to the western frontier, she amassed quite the collection of cowboy poetry. With a loving nudge from her daughter Tylene, Carpenter embarked on her own frontier-forging odyssey – publication.

“Many still appreciate cowboy lifestyle; especially in the west where there are renown cowboy gatherings, events that feature poetry readings, bronco and horseback riding, as well as other entertaining events,” notes Carpenter, whose poetry has garnered critical praise.

“Sharon’s unique style brings an African American perspective on western cowboy poetry. She weaves tales of African American contributors as well as captures the essence of the western esprit de corps through her unique, engaging style.”
—Douglas Journal Sentinel

“Western Cowboy Poetry”
By Sharon Carpenter
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781469755663
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781469755670
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781469755656
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Raised in Connecticut as a foster child, Sharon Carpenter migrated to Alabama years ago where she graduated from Jacksonville State University. She also earned a master’s degree in human resources and training from England’s prestigious Leicester University. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her husband, James, and their youngest daughter, Jamie.

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 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 or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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