Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1970, The Donner Party is the story of a wagon train, led by George Donner, which set out from Springfield, Illinois, in 1846, headed for California. George Keithley's restrained and vivid narrative poem is a harrowing portrait of a group that was pushed to extreme measures in order to survive.
A powerful epic poem narrating the ill-fated and now legendary journey of the Donner Party, the group that in 1846 became trapped in the snow of the Sierras without provisions for the winter.
"One of the three or four finest book-length American poems ever-written."--Poetry
About the Author
George Keithley is the author of Song in a Strange Land and The Starry Messenger. He and his wife live in Chico, California.