Baxter Black defines cowboy poetry.
All, including his enormous number of loyal fans, agree that no one has
done more to enlarge the audience for quality Cowboy Poetry.
At Baxter's web site you can find out more about him, his columns, books and recordings, and find his schedule of appearances.
Read about some of his books below.
Baxter's weekly show, Out There, airs on RFD-TV. His weekly National Public Radio radio program, "Baxter Black on Monday," is now heard on over 140 radio stations. See Baxter's web site for the current list of stations. You can also hear the program on demand on the web on Hugh McLennan's Spirit of West radio program.
Find audio selections by
Baxter Black on the
Western Horseman web site.
A little public service announcement for Baxter Black:
Baxter Black is billed as an "irregular commentator" on National Public Radio (heard occasionally on Morning Edition). In Summer 1999 he took part in the NPR Commentators' Summer Reading Suggestions. He said that A. B. Paterson, author of The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses, was "To my mind the finest poet ever to chisel words in the book of life."
About another of his recommendations, Norman McClean's A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, he says "If words were jewels, the last paragraphs . . . deserve to hang like a two-pound diamond in Elizabeth Taylor's cleavage."
Read more about Baxter Black's favorite poetry in our Favorite Cowboy and Western Poems Project.