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The Imprint of Alan Swallow
Quality Publishing in the West

W. Dale Nelson

Cloth $17.95    |    978-0-8156-0952-0    |    2010

"We Coloradoans are very proud of Alan Swallow. Many think we live in a cultural desert out West and Alan attacked that stereotype head on by establishing one of America’s leading publishing imprints. Thanks to Dale Nelson, a great writer himself, for bringing Alan’s story to life for Westerners and readers everywhere to savor."
—Pat Schroeder, former U.S. congresswoman

"Dale Nelson shows us with candor and insight a poet, editor, and publisher who was a leader in a yet-to-fully-blossom field."
—Joan Swift, author of The Tiger Iris

Born and raised on the windswept prairies of northwest Wyoming, Alan Swallow (1915–1966) nurtured a passion for literature and poetry at an early age. Quickly realizing he was not suited to a life of farming and ranching, Swallow entered the University of Wyoming to study literature and earned a fellowship to further his studies at Louisiana State University. It was there, under the influence of Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks, that Swallow began his almost three-decade-long career as a publisher, teacher, and poet.

This outstanding biography is the first to explore the fascinating life of Alan Swallow, a pioneering western publisher whose authors included such literary luminaries as Anaïs Nin, Allen Tate, and Yvor Winters. Moving to Colorado, Swallow founded the Swallow Press and dedicated himself to bringing literary authors, both regionally and nationally recognized, to print in high-quality yet affordable books. Swallow’s tireless work as an editor and innovative publisher gave him much integrity. He became a revered literary figure of his day, while rumors of his marital infidelities and his fondness for fast cars earned him a different notoriety. Nelson brings this forgotten episode of publishing history vividly back to life, shining a bright light on the rich literary legacy of the West.

W. Dale Nelson spent forty years as a reporter for the Associated Press. During his twenty years in Washington, he received the Aldo Beckman Award for excellence in reporting about the presidency. He is the author of numerous books including Who Speaks for the President? The White House Press Secretary from Cleveland to Clinton and Gin Before Breakfast: The Dilemma of the Poet in the Newsroom, both published by Syracuse University Press.

5 1/2 x 8, 112 pages, 30 black-and-white illustrations, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, index

The Imprint of Alan Swallow Quality Publishing in the West

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