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"An eagle's watch" by Mike Logan from his book Montana Is ...

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Montana Is ...
A Local Legacy

Do you know why Montana is often called Big Sky Country? If you've ever been there, then you know that the sky seems so "big" because the state is sparsely populated and free of tall buildings. The sky goes on forever, uninterrupted by a lot of structures, like you see in many big cities.

"I love everything about Montana," cowboy poet Mike Logan says in his book Montana Is ..., "I still feel like I'm spending every day in heaven."

Logan loves Montana so much he published a book of his poetry and photographs of the state so he can share Montana's beauty with others. Logan moved to Montana in 1968, and in the following years he has spent many days in its wilds, photographing this "marvelous big-skied state." Logan has won national acclaim for his keen insight and spirit, and he has been the featured poet at cowboy poetry gatherings throughout the United States and Canada. His words and photographs have appeared in many books, magazines, and calendars. Logan's poems reflect his deepest vision of what "Montana is."

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