Thursday 28 May 2015

Dust Bowl Poetry

The Dust Bowl was a term coined by an American newspaperman, referring to the drought of the 1930's which forced tens of thousands of people off their farms.  To learn more about the Dust Bowl, read  The period of adversity produced some great writing, the most famous of which is likely John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.  Here are some poems which came out of the era:

1.  Leaving the Dustbowl by Bob Bradshaw (

2.  Dust Bowl by Langston Hughes (

3.  Hard Luck Okie (

4.  Storm:  February 17, 1934 (

5.  Dust by Stella P. Bell (

6.  At Last by Edna Becker (

7.  The Great Dust Storm by Woody Guthrie (

8.  Dust Bowl Days by Nicole Porter (

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