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S. Omar Barker

a.k.a. Squire Omar Barker

Author Code: ASOB

Born: Jun. 16, 1894 - Beulah, New Mexico, USA

Died: Apr. 2, 1985 - Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA

Educated at New Mexico Highlands University, Barker then taught high school Spanish after he graduated. From 1917 to 1919, he served as a sergeant in the American Expeditionary Force in both France and Germany. After the war, he taught English at the New Mexico Highlands University. He turned to politics in 1924 and was elected to the state legislature for a single term. Starting in 1926, he began writing, with poetry being his speciality, although he did produce short stories and other works, primarily in the Western genre. He married Else McCormick in 1927 and she would also become a writer of Western fiction. In 1955, Barker won the first of two Spur Awards. He was extremely prolific author, producing some 2000 poems, 1500 short stories and 1200 articles. He produced 5 books of poetry and was often called the "Poet Lariat of New Mexico". He was elected to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1978. His many works include Winds of the Mountain (1922), Vientos de las Sierras (1924), Buckaroo Ballads (1928), Born to Battle (1951), Sunlight Through the Trees (1954), Little World Apart (1966) and Rawhide Rhymes (1968).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ASOB003 Can't Hook Cattle 1942 4 97k eBook Download PDF - 'Can't Hook Cattle' (ASOB003)   Download ePub - 'Can't Hook Cattle' (ASOB003) Find a printed copy of Can't Hook Cattle by S. Omar Barker at AbeBooks
ASOB001 Hunch-Drunk Sheriffin' 1946 12 238k eBook Download PDF - 'Hunch-Drunk Sheriffin'' (ASOB001)   Download ePub - 'Hunch-Drunk Sheriffin'' (ASOB001) Find a printed copy of Hunch-Drunk Sheriffin' by S. Omar Barker at AbeBooks
ASOB004 Selected Poetry
  Canned Termaters
  A Cowboy's Christmas Prayer
  Horses Versus Hosses
  To a Jack Rabbit
  Moon-Marked
  Purt Near!
  Ranch Mother
  Thankful for Grass
  What's A Bronco
1926-1968 12 101k eBook Download PDF - 'Selected Poetry' (ASOB004)   Download ePub - 'Selected Poetry' (ASOB004) Find a printed copy of Selected Poetry by S. Omar Barker at AbeBooks
ASOB002 Smoky Showdown 1943 12 187k eBook Download PDF - 'Smoky Showdown' (ASOB002)   Download ePub - 'Smoky Showdown' (ASOB002) Find a printed copy of Smoky Showdown by S. Omar Barker at AbeBooks

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