Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras", was a prose stylist extraordinaire, horse thief, judge, Pony Express rider, newspaper editor, critic, gold miner, successful playwright, champion of Native American rights, Indian fighter, rogue and hero.
For Joaquin, the world was a stage, a romantic setting. The cast included contemporaries, friends and rivals such as Walt Whitman, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Lillie Langtry, Ina Coolbrith, William Walker, Tennyson, Rossetti, Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Charles Warren Stoddard. His adventures through Oregon, Idaho and Northern California brought him fame in England, notoriety in America and provided fodder for much of his poetry and prose.
The conference is hosted on the beautiful campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon on October 8th and 9th, 2004. The program will include individual and panel presentations, keynote speakers, exhibits, poetry readings, documentaries, multimedia presentations, socials, and opportunities to share in the events, culture and splendor of Ashland, Oregon.
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