Diesel Horse by Joy L. McDowell
Joy McDowell is a native Oregonian. She was born in Cottage Grove and graduated from the University of Oregon. Her mountain climbing and love of ornithology have taken her from volcanic calderas to the Swiss Alps. Her bird illustrations lent color to Birding the Southern Oregon Coast, a guide produced by the Audubon Society.
Joy maintains work space in both the Willamette Valley and on the Southwest Coast of Oregon. Her words and images are informed by those who earn their living with their hands. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published in New York, Texas, Washington and Oregon. "The Monkey Man" and "Fenwick Street" were both first place winners in the Oregon State Poetry Association contest.
Cover art © Dawn McIntyre