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In graduate school, Donald Mace Williams, ever fascinated by the narrative poem Beowulf, chose it as his dissertation topic. Years later, the award-winning poet and author, still bitten by Beowulf, retells the story with a new time and place and for a much different audience. “Wolfe” takes place at a late 19th century ranch on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon and the characters represent the understated courage and humility of the American cowboy.

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