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A Poet Explores Her Relationship to Horses

Laura Spencer

Member station KCUR in Kansas City has reported the charming story of the poet Lisa Stewart, who has traveled thousands of miles on horseback over the past few decades. Her recent series of poems is called The Points of the Horse, in which she explores various parts of the horse, like the jaw or the flank, giving each its own poem. Stewart has ridden horses throughout the Rockies and the Midwest. In 2012 she rode 500 miles through Kansas and Missouri. In 1982 she took a 3,000-mile trip with her husband. Accompanied by five horses, the two rode from New Mexico to Wyoming, and then over to Missouri. The journey resulted in the poem “Mandible.”