Burrowing Owl

While quarantine has seemingly slowed down many of our lives, one High Plains poet and author has been keeping very busy. Tonight at 7pm CT, Amarillo-based writer Chera Hammons launches her first novel, Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom, with an online reading and discussion—and you’re invited.

Thanks to Eric Meljac of the High Plains Poetry Project and West Texas A&M University for stopping by High Plains Morning today to share the upcoming Spring/Summer 2020 readings will be held at the new Burrowing Owl Bookstore location in Amarillo (7406 SW 34th Avenue). Here’s a list of all forthcoming events. Mark you calendars! For our full interview, click the link below.


This week, High Plains Morning welcomed John Erickson, author of the series of 73 Hank the Cowdog books. (Yes, all of them!) He’s been at it for 37 years now, and he just released a new book: Finding Hank. It’s a large-scale hardback, fully illustrated, and marks a departure from the standard Hank books.

A big High Plains Morning thank you goes out to Texas novelist Natrelle Long for stopping by the studio with Eric Meljac of High Plains Poetry Project to tell us about the upcoming reading and Q&A this Thursday night from 7 to 8pm at Burrowing Owl Books (419 16th St., Canyon).

I think we busted any possible record for time limit on an in-studio interview for someone that DIDN’T have an instrument, but that’s how it goes when you get me in a conversation with a brilliant writer, HPPR "newsboi", and all-around great dude. Thanks so much to High Plains author, mentor, and journalist Jonathan Baker for stopping by High Plains Morning today.

"Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts...” ― Wendell Berry

Thanks to author Katie Young Foster for sharing her work with us today on High Plains Morning. She's got a reading tonight, March 7th, at Burrowing Owl Books (419 16th Street) in Canyon, TX from 7-8pm CT. It's a free event.   

For someone with five horses, two dogs, three cats, a donkey, a rabbit, and a husband, Chera Hammons sure gets a lot of work done. She stopped by High Plains Morning, with Dr. Eric Meljac of the High Plains Poetry Project, to promote an upcoming reading with an impromptu literary throw down (ahem, a reading).

MBT Centennial: Burrowing Owl

Apr 19, 2016
Stan Keiser/Audubon Photography Awards / audubon.org

This year, 2016, marks the centennial of the first Migratory Bird Treaty, which the United States signed with Great Britain on behalf of Canada. That treaty and the three that followed — with Japan, Russia and Mexico — form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve migratory birds, like the Burrowing Owl.