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Robert A. Roripaugh is a fiction writer and poet who won a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for HONOR THY FATHER. An earlier novel set in postwar Japan, A FEVER FOR LIVING, was published in hardcover and paperback editions in both American and England. His Wyoming stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, South Dakota Review, Quarterly West, and Writer’s Forum, as well as The Far Side of the Storm: New Ranges of Western Fiction and Higher Elevations: Stories from the West. Roripaugh’s poetry is collected in LEARN TO LOVE THE HAZE and THE RANCH, which was a finalist in the Western Writers of America Spur Awards in 2002. He was appointed by the Governor of Wyoming to serve as the state’s Poet Laureate from 1995-2002. He lives with his wife, Yoshiko, in Laramie, Wyoming, where he has taught Creative Writing and Western American Literature at the University of Wyoming.