Vistas of the West is a collection of poetry and visual art that celebrates the beauty and spirit of the Rocky Mountains, Western foothills, prairie landscapes, and the natural inhabitants of these beautiful environments. Poets in the book are: Reneltta Arluk, Nancy Bell, Cori Brewster, Jan Burney, Neall Calvert, R.J.J. Dallas, Kris Demeanor, Della Dickie, Steve Foote, Patricia Frolander, Karen Gimbel, DW Groethe, Trudy Grienauer, Rayanne Haines, Jonathan Locke Hart, Barbara Janusz, Susan Kristoferson, Chief Stacey Laforme, Neil Liske, Phil Lister, Alice Major, Janice McCrum, Pamela Medland, Doc Mehl, Chad Okrusch, BJ Smith, Eugene Stickland, Lorene Shyba, Neal Whitman, Erica Witbeck, and Elizabeth Yakeleya.
Doris Daley’s love of wordsmithing has made her one of North America’s favourite western poets, emcees and western humorists. Born and raised on a family ranch in the foothills of Alberta, Doris’ authentic, sparkling poetry has taken her to campfires large and small, to highways, roundabouts and gravel roads throughout the West, and to concert appearances with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Saskatchewan Opera Company.