Poems of the American West
The use of the term American West, usually refers to the history and cultural expressions of the western United States of America. Today, when talking about the American West individuals are usually referring to periods in the late 19th century. This was a time of great industrialization, new laws, new powers and a new establishment of life, as migration and integration became frequent. Poems from the American West, traditionally relate to periods of personal hardship and struggle, and these topics are a central focus.