Literary works and bio of A. Richard Eskew

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A. Richard Eskew

Novelist, Poet, Folklorist, Adventurer

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In 2012, Shoppe Foreman Publishing released three books by Rich Eskew. A Tale of Three Journeys is about three men whose lives converge in the Yukon in the Gold Rush Era of the 1890s. Memories from the Muck is a collection of stories in rhyme celebrating the high times and history of the Gold Rush in Alaska and the Yukon. Walk with Me is a collection of poems including the Civil War anthology "Walk with Me," a story in rhyme "The Devil's Riddle" and a loose collection of poems titled "Just for Fun in a Thyme for Rhyme."

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In March of 2014, Shoppe Foreman Publishing released Rich Eskew's Legends, Tall Tales and Outright Lies: Folklore and Foolishness under the Midnight Sun. It is a collection of stories, rhymes and folktales from Alaska and the Yukon.

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In December of 2018, Shoppe Foreman Publishing released the 5th Edition of Rving North to Alaska: Guide for RV Travel on the Alcan Highway by Rich and Gloria Eskew.

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In August of 2019, Shoppe Foreman Publishing released Rich Eskew's second novel Bedeviled Blood: The Heartgrief of a Chilkoot LIfe. Set in the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the late 1890s, Bedeviled Blood is the story of a young black girl experiencing deprevation and racism in a harsh world.

Rich Eskew has also written and narrated four CD's of poetry:

  • Walk with Me 1861 - 2011: A collection of Verse.
  • Memories from the Muck: A Collection of Stories, Volumes 1, 2, and 3.

A. Richard Eskew:  A Brief Biography

Poet, novelist and folklorist, A. R. “Rich” Eskew was born in Texas, was raised in Missouri, and re-settled in Alaska. He is a world traveler and has lived and worked overseas for fifteen years.

“At age eight, I was imprisoned by the works of Jack London and Robert Service, the two men who eventually carried me along to the Yukon and Alaska and gave me a start to the real adventures of life!”

A real modern-day adventurer, Rich has survived in the Alaskan wilderness, trod the Silk Road in the footsteps of Marco Polo, and traveled from the heights of the Himalayas to the sands of Rub’ al Khali on the Arabian Peninsula. He has even taken a page from Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises and “run with the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain.

Rich and Gloria Eskew“If possible, I want to live what I read,” Rich wrote in “A Whisker’s Luck,” his first piece of poetry at the tender age of ten. Rich lives by the adage, “If you put your head in a bucket, you ain’t gonna know nothing but bucket."

Rich and his wife, Gloria, currently reside in Springfield, Missouri. Each year they travel on the Alcan Highway back to their roots in Fairbanks, Alaska, to spend time with their son and grandchildren as well as renew lifelong friendships.

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Revised August 2019.