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Boots was a widely-respected magazine, filled with poetry and features, edited by Ethelella "Ethie" Corrigan of Challis, Idaho, 1990-1995.  Each comprehensive issue covered Cowboy Poetry, Western arts, and Western heritage. Debates about free verse and "What is Cowboy Poetry" were popular, on-going features in the magazine.

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Our thanks to poets Ellie Corrigan and Roberta Green, sister and aunt of Boots editor Ethie Corrigan, for their assistance.  When we asked Ellie for a few words about the history of the magazine, she replied: "As for a summary of the Boots Magazine history, it evolved with my sister Ethie, it was her baby, she thought it was a way to make a few bucks and at the same time preserve the old stories for future generations. She sold all the ads to finance publication. I wrote a few jingles for some of her ads. When she died the magazine did too. Ethie's friendly smile, her way with people, coupled with years of teaching English and working on the high school annuals, all helped in her being able to put this fine magazine in front of the public. I am so pleased it will now take its place in western lore history."

Special thanks to poet Gene O'Quinn who did the initial indexing of the poetry in these issues. 

Colen Sweeten was Ethie Corrigan's friend, and he wrote a poetic tribute to her, recited at her funeral. The poem is below.

Below is a collective index of poetry published in Boots. There are also individual indexes for each issue that include listings of some prose as well as poetry.

We've indexed many books and some periodicals to help readers find poetry by their favorite Cowboy Poets.  Along with current popular Cowboy Poetry anthologies, there are many out-of-print and hard-to-find anthologies, and we hope to include many books in our project, which will be added to continually.

There is a list of all indexed books and a master index of poets here.  Poets in periodicals currently are not included in the master index.

As we add to this project, we welcome your suggestions for publications to include. Please email us with your comments.

 

 



All-Issues Poetry Index

Issue links go to each issue's full index

Poets with work at CowboyPoetry.com have hyperlinked names.

Prose and features are not included in this collective index, but many are listed farther below in each issue's full index.



Anonymous
"Going Nowhere" Fall 1993
"It Ain't the Gift a Feller Gits" Fall 1991
"My Bronco" Spring 1991
"Over Confident" Fall 1990 
"What is a Cowboy?"
Fall 1990

 

Akerlow, Don "Cheese"
"A Cowboy"
Spring 1992

Alasky, E. K.
"The Cowboy"
Fall 1993

Allen, Buck
"Enigma"
Fall 1993
"Woman"
Fall 1993

Allen, J. B.
"Smoothin' the Path"
Fall 1994

Allen, Leigh
"Era Lost in Time" Fall 1992

Anderson, Sharon
"Dry Gulch"
Fall 1993
"The Gunfighter" Spring 1994

Araujo, Frank
"Gaucho and the Rafter B"
Fall 1994

Atchley, Buster
"High Desert"
Fall 1993

Atkinson, Don
"Out of Season"
Spring 1993

Badger, D. J.
"First Poet"
Fall 1990

Bagley, Layle
"Tall Beaver"
Fall 1990
"A Bit of Bagley"
Fall 1990

Barnes, Judy
"The Contest" Spring 1994
"Overheard at a Cowboy's Wedding"
Spring 1993

Barton, Owen J.
"It's Time for Santa" Spring 1995
"The Red Ant Hill" Fall 1990
"Starting School In 1920" Spring 1992
"Trail of Life" Spring 1994

Bates, Sally
"Catch Colt" Fall 1994
"First Snow"
Spring 1993
"She's the One Who Tamed the West" Spring 1992

Baxter, Anne
"The Worn Boots"
Fall 1994

Baxter, Miriam
"Dad' Playing Rodeo"
Fall 1992
"His Son'-- At the Kid's Rodeo"
Fall 1992

Bergin, Martin
"The Gift" Fall 1992

Bickelhaupt, Harvey E.
"Brandin' Time Again"
Spring 1991 
"Ching Low"
Spring 1991

Bishop, Slim
untitled "Terse Verse"
Spring 1991
"And I Smiled By Gosh" Fall 1992

Blackman, Hoss
"I'm A Cookie Monster"
Spring 1993

Bloxham, Afton
"Last Rites"
Spring 1993

Bowman, Roberta P.
"Montana Jones"
Fall 1994

Bradshaw, Dan
"Cowboy Jesus"
Spring 1994

Brown, Carolann
"End of the Trail" 
Spring 1995

Brown, Mike
"The Hope Chest"
Spring 1995
"Snap Button Shirts"
Fall 1993

Bryant, Homer W.
"An Old Cowboy's Broken Dreams"
Fall 1992

Buffham, Les
"How the Cowboy Wears His Hat"
Spring 1995

Burnham, Tucker
"Guides" Fall 1991
"The Longest Trail"
Fall 1991

Burton, Devere
"Cowboys and Indians"
Spring 1993

Burton, G. T.
"The Economist" 
Spring 1995

Cahill, Jim "J.C."
"The Old Cowhand"
Fall 1992

Carlson, Bill
"The Form Fitter Saddle" Fall 1991

Carlson, Sharon (see Troughton)

Carnahan, Janis
"Cassia County Idaho"
Spring 1992
"Clyde Canyon Homestead"
Spring 1992  

Case, Markley
"Ode to an Old Truck"
Fall 1992
"The Sego Lily"
Fall 1992

Chance, D. L.
"The West Calls Me Home"
Spring 1994

Christenson, Chuck
"Judge a Feller by His Gate"
Spring 1991

Christensen, Norma J.
"A Bronc Buster's Life"
Spring 1993
"Drought on the Lower Musselshell" Fall 1993

Comfort, Jerry
"The Liars' Hour"
Fall 1993
"Spy Rock" Spring 1995

Corrigan, Elinor
"Buck"
Fall 1994
"A Case of Mistaken Identity"
Spring 1995
"The Cow Slick"
Fall 1990
"The Legend of Jesse Tarwater" Fall 1993
"Put 'em Up" Spring 1991
"Reflections" Spring 1994
"Satan Stallion" Fall 1992

Corrigan, Ethelella
"Zip the Lip"
Fall 1990

Court, Bob
"The Coffin in the Corner"
Spring 1994
"Levi Slade"
Fall 1993
"The Outlaw Gray" Spring 1995

Cramer, Idabel Corbett
"Fashion Tacks"
Spring 1992
"Never Try to Change an Old Cowboy" Fall 1992

Crosby, Lucinda
"My Hero"  (dedicated to her grandfather, Roy Rogers)
Fall 1994

Danner, Richard E.
"Homecoming"
Spring 1994

Davis, Matt
"Believers"
Spring 1995

DeNaeyer, Lyn
"Centennial"
Fall 1993

Diamond, Marilyn
"The Quilted History Book"
Spring 1993

Dofflemyer, John C.
"change" Spring 1992
"Coyote Logic" Spring 1994
"old ladies"
Spring 1991
"passin' the cup" Fall 1991
"The Preacher" Spring 1993
"The Straight Line" Fall 1992

Dogget, Kendal K. Craig
"O-Pa"
Fall 1994

Dudley, Claude E. "Luke"
"Rangers"
Spring 1993

Ebert, Elizabeth 
"Make Me a Windmill" Spring 1992
"Some Women Get Roses"
Spring 1992
"West by Wagon" Spring 1994

Edson, Edith M.
"The Curse of Gold" Fall 1994
"Modern Cowboy's Lament" Fall 1993

Edwards, R. J.
"Small Chinook"
Spring 1993

Emery, Dan
"Red Bird"
Spring 1995

Elser, Oral

"The Illness" Fall 1994
"The Steer" Spring 1994

Esling, Deborah
"Growing Love"
Spring 1995

Erickson, Donna
untitled "Terse Verse" Spring 1991
"Hey, You, Ol Bear"
Fall 1991
"A Perfect Day" Spring 1993
"Song of a Mountain Man" Fall 1992
That's Love"
Spring 1991

Fields, Leonard
"On the Desert"
Fall 1993

Floyd, John M.
"Memories"
Fall 1994

Fuhriman, Terry
"The Bullrider's Mother"
Spring 1992
"Only an Empty Bed" Fall 1992

Garate, Patricia
"The Cattle in My Mind"
Fall 1994

Garro, Jeff and Tony
"Legend of Long Valley" (excerpt)
Spring 1994

Genthe, Allen
"The Horse Rider"
Fall 1992

Gerber, Lloyd
"Baling Wire" Fall 1991
"The Summer Range" Fall 1992

Gina
"Rodeo Clowns"
Spring 1995

Godfrey, Max
"A Cowboy's Goodnight"
Spring 1995

Goodwin, Jesse W.
"It Ain't What Ya Own, But How Much Ya Know" Spring 1991

Goss, Ken
"The Barroom Brawl" Spring 1995
"Howdy, Tom"
Fall 1994
"My Old Hat" Fall 1992
"The Old Cowgirl" Fall 1993

Grans, Amanda
"Nightmare"
Spring 1995

Green, Roberta
"Banty Cowboy"
Fall 1990
"A Long Journey" Spring 1994
"Mail Order Bride" Spring 1991

Hamilton, Ham
"A 'Heathen' Prayer"
Spring 1995

Hancock, Sunny
"Doggerel, Plain and Simple" Fall 1994

Harrison, Cynthia
"The Last Goodbye" 
Spring 1995
"She Speaks of Yesterday"
Fall 1994

Hill, Barney
"Old Dogs" Fall 1991
"Preacher"
Fall 1991

Hillert, Margaret
"Horse of a Different Color" 
Spring 1995

Hinckless, Chris
"Judgement Day"
Spring 1995

Hirschi, Bill
"Wait Up"
Fall 1990

Hogan, Wayne
"Big-City Writers"
Spring 1995

Holl, Dave
"Learnin' the Ropes"
Fall 1993

Howell, Ken
"Pigsty's Pie"
Spring 1993

Hughes, Bob
"Drought of '88"
Fall 1990

Hughes, Cecelia
"My Cowboy"
Fall 1994

Hunter, Paul
"Jackalope"
Spring 1995

Isaacs, James J.
"All a Man Needs"
Fall 1994

Jensen, Cecil
"The Flour Sack"
Fall 1994

Jones, Bill
"Rancher's Wife"
Spring 1992

Kennington, Don
"The Cabin" Fall 1991
"Grandad's Saddle" Fall 1992
"Homestead Christmas" Spring 1993
"A Lesson in Rhyme" Spring 1995
"Old Timers"
Fall 1994

Kennington, Phil
"Porda Poddy Pass"
Spring 1993

Kerr, Duane
"Guess I Ain't Much of a Cowboy"
Spring 1995

King, Bob
"A Dog's Life"
Spring 1995

Kirchoff, E. J.
"Ladies Tea Party"
Spring 1993
"Old Timers" Spring 1995
"Silent Plea"
Fall 1993

Klein, Gayle
"Night Calvin'" Spring 1991

Knutson, Irish
"Still a Cowboy at Heart"
Spring 1994

Koch, Kyle
"The Hat"
Fall 1994

Kopitz, Nessie
"September Seduction"
Fall 1993

Kraft, Chuck
"Bull Fighter"
Spring 1993

Lashley, Ray
"A Ride With Chief Joseph" Fall 1991

Lemon, Frank
"Breakfast Call"
Fall 1992
"Delusion"
Fall 1992
"A Fairy Garden" Spring 1994

Libby, Frances
"Landscape with Figures"
Spring 1995  
"The Navajo Rug"
Spring 1995

Logan, Mike
"Ranch Girls"
Spring 1992
"There Was a Time"
Spring 1992
"If Spanish is the Lovin' Tongue" Fall 1994

Loveland, Dorothy
"The Buckaroo"
Spring 1995

Lyster, Kelly
"Country Style"
Spring 1994

McCutcheon, Doug
"When a Cowboy Talks to God"
Fall 1992

McGilvray, Shirley
"Ranch Wives Get Smart, Too Late!"
Spring 1992

McGowan, Charles L.
"Skylight"
Spring 1994

McHenry, Chuck
"Fervor"
Spring 1994

McIsaac, Don
"At the Key..." 
Fall 1994 

McKenna, Lloyd
"Hat Talk"
Spring 1995

McRae, Wallace
"Grandmother's French Hollyhocks"
Spring 1992
"Ol' Proc" Spring 1993
"A Woman's Place" Spring 1992

McRea, Denise
"Old 413" Spring 1991

McWhorter, Larry
"The Panhandle"
Spring 1993

Mathisen, Jean A.
"The Broom Drill" Spring 1992
"Glorified Tin" Fall 1994
"Hazardous Duty"
Spring 1995
"A Magic Gift" Fall 1992
"Sam's Remedy"
Fall 1991
"A Tinkly Smile" Fall 1993

Mawson, Harvey
"A Miracle on the Fort Gary Stage"
Spring 1993
"The White Ladrone" Spring 1995

May, G. David
"The Hand"
Spring 1994

Mecham, Randy P.
"Eight Second Hero"
Spring 1994

Metcalf, Bob
"Attitude"
Fall 1994
"Truth, Condensed Version"
Fall 1994

Miller, Fred
"Old Flame" Fall 1991
"Outfit With A Difference" Spring 1993
"Trail Rider's Prayer"
Spring 1993

Miller, Lil
"God's Miracle"
Spring 1992

Morgan, Jackie
"Beader and Bard" Fall 1993
"Good Bye Kissin'" Spring 1992

Moore, Janet
"The Legacy"
Spring 1995

Murphy, Will
"Ropin' in Heaven"
Spring 1993
"Wild Horses" Spring 1994

Nelms, Sheryl L.
"Bull Fighter"
Fall 1993

Nelson, Wayne
"Monte the Night Calver" Fall 1993
"Stock Detective" Spring 1995
"Tibo and the Bear" Fall 1992

Newbigging, James
"Ridin' Men"
Spring 1995

Norskog, Floyd
"The Traps on the Wall"
Fall 1992

Norskog, Howard
"Bear Woman" Spring 1992
"Buck Me Down Easy" Fall 1992
"The Old Cowboy's Christmas" Fall 1990
"The Song of Targhee" Fall 1993

O'Brien, Chip
"El Charro"
Fall 1993
"What's It Comin' To?"
Fall 1993

O'Laughlin, Gladys
"Log Thoughts"
Spring 1995

Oliver, Margarette 
"Bo"
Fall 1993

Oyhus, Floyd Croswell
"Tales of Old Medora"
Spring 1993

Paravicini, Cris
"Tight Gate"
Fall 1993

Paregien, Stan
"The Baptism in the Potato Bucket"
Fall 1993

Petersen, Gwen
untitled "Terse Verse" Spring 1991
"Christmas, 1881" Fall 1992
"The Legacy"
Spring 1992
"Tall in the Sidesaddle"
Spring 1992

Pfaff, Carl
"Lester Shore" 
Spring 1993

Pilant, Howard
"A Cowboy's Prayer"
Fall 1993

Pont, Mary Ann
"The Wrangler"
Fall 1994

Potts, Charles
"Young George"
Fall 1992

Quinlan, Vess
"Blondie" Fall 1992
"It's a Matter of Scale"
Spring 1991
"Tracks" 
Spring 1991

Ramsey, Bill
"That Old Pair of Spurs"
Spring 1995

Rathmell, Bernard
"Lit Winters"
Spring 1994

Reynolds, Frances

"Remembering Uncle Martin"
Spring 1994

Richman, Brad
"The Generation Gap"
Spring 1995

Riley, Meredith
"from Joe"
Fall 1993

Robertson, Marzelle
"Song for Rupert"
Spring 1995
"Stitches"
Fall 1994

Robertson, Naida
"Oregon-The Promised Land" Spring 1994
"Romantic Bull" Spring 1992

Roqueplan, Fernand
"The Dread Spoiler"
Fall 1994

Ross, Bob
"Lonesome Charley" Fall 1991
"When Horses Wear Diamonds"
Fall 1991

Rowkay, R.
"Grand Dad's Saddle"
Spring 1994

Sass, Cris
"Dignity"
Spring 1994

Schild, Bob
"Please Lord"
Fall 1990 

Seaton, Sandy
"Future" Fall 1993
"The Government Packer" Fall 1991
"Grass Ain't Free" Spring 1994
"Martha Canary"
Spring 1992
"Out to Pasture" Spring 1995
"Straightaway" Spring 1991

Selinsky, Deloris
"Branded" 
Fall 1992
"Mellowed" Spring 1994
"Quatrain" Spring 1992

Severe, Delores
"Cowboy's Fun Affair"
Spring 1991
"The First Cowboy" Fall 1991
"Tribute to a Cowboy"
Spring 1991

Sharp, Carl E.
"Mountain Climb" - In memory of Sgt. Carlos Edward Sharp, Desert Storm
Fall 1992

Sheets, Georgeann
"Pen Cushion"
Fall 1993
"Showdown at the Generation Gap" Spring 1994

Shelton, Jim
"A Cowboy's Point of View" Fall 1994
"I Depended On My Partner" Spring 1991
"Rhyme and Meter" Spring 1993
"Sonare" Spring 1992

Shiflet, Larry
"Old Horses" Fall 1991

Simpson, Bill
"The Teacher"
Fall 1990 

Simpson, John
"Mistaken Identity"
Spring 1995

Slater, Esther M.
"Recipe for Aging"  
Spring 1995
"Shades of the Old West"
Fall 1993

Smith, Charley
"Art Talk, Cowboy Style" Fall 1991
"My Mother" Fall 1990

Smith, Rev. Don Ian
"And I Am His"
Spring 1991
"Anniversary"
Spring 1992
"Charlie Russell"
Spring 1991
"Ranch Christmas" Fall 1991
"Through a Glass, Darkly" Spring 1992

Smith, Marie
"The Hat Maker"
Spring 1992
"Morning Moment"
Spring 1992

Smith, Richard
"Furrows" Fall 1994
"How to Listen Effectively"
Spring 1993
"I Took the Trail Less Traveled By" Fall 1992
"On Opinion" Spring 1995
"Opinion"
Spring 1994
"Rider Comin'" Fall 1993
"Talkin' to Myself" Fall 1992
"There Within the Pen" Spring 1993

Spigarelli, Don
"When Jesse Met Maggie Mae"
Fall 1993

Stephenson, T. R.
"Footloose Man"
Fall 1994
"Mason County"
Spring 1995
"The Southern Pacific"
Fall 1994

Sue, Stacey
"Cowboy Kid"
Fall 1994

Sweeten, Jr., Colen H.
"Cowboy Without Boots"
Fall 1990
"Genuine Leather" Fall 1992
"Livin' Way Out West"
Spring 1992
"Old Ephraim" Fall 1993

Taylor, Jon
"With Eagles in His Eyes"
Fall 1993

Tester, Kevin
"What Would Grandpa Do?" Spring 1991

Thompson, Allan H.
"Saddle Scars" Fall 1991

Thompson, Desoree
"Ole Cowboy"
Fall 1994

Thrasher, Cherie
"Ode to the West"
Fall 1994

Throssell, Wilbur
"Pow Wow"
Spring 1995
"Tribal Rights"
Spring 1995
"from The Unburied Dead"
Spring 1995

Tingey, Dave
"Caribou"
Spring 1992
"Changin' Professions"
Fall 1990

Troughton, Sharon
"Cowboy's Farewell"
Spring 1992
"Nursing Home Cowboy" Fall 1990 
"Tears for a Cowgirl"
Spring 1991

Vargo, Edward N.
"Spanish Peaks"
Spring 1993

Vaughn, Wendy
"Just a Coyote" Fall 1991

Vick, Elizabeth "Buzzy"
"Goddess of Second Chance"
Spring 1992

Volk, Hilma
"The Visitors"
Spring 1995

Volkman, Lisa
"Let's Call it a Day" Spring 1991

Wager, Clarence
"Cowboy Gold"
Fall 1992

"Fool Horse"
Spring 1993
"Joe Glidden's Dream" Spring 1995
"Mules"
Fall 1993

Waicekauskas, Tilitha
"After Supper"
Fall 1993
"Mother of Twins" Fall 1994

Walker, Roger O.
"Old George"
Spring 1991

Walther, Jack
"What is a Poem?"
Fall 1992

Warwick, Dick
"Cowhands, Drifters"
Spring 1995

Watts, Gene
"Cattleman"
Fall 1993

Welter, D. L.
"The Canyon" Fall 1991
"Ben Gensen"
Fall 1991
"Pred-A-Mania"
Fall 1991

West, Charlotte
"The Mountain Man"
Spring 1995

Wetherelt, Francis 
"Bad News" 
Spring 1993

Wheeler, Dorothy
"Indian Prayer"
Fall 1990
"Limpy"
Fall 1990
"Shattered Dreams"
Spring 1992
"Sweet Violet"
Fall 1990

White, Saxon
"Indispensable Man"
Spring 1993

Williams, Dan
"To Pop the Question?"
Fall 1993

Yates, Gary
"The Drifter"
Spring 1995

Young, Bob
"A Pup and His Boy"
Fall 1994

Young, Joe
"The Legend of the Wind Chimes" Fall 1992
"The Little Red Cow"
Spring 1991




Individual Indexes

Fall 1990, Vol 1, No 1 
Spring 1991, Vol. 2, No 1
Fall 1991, Vol. 2, No. 2
Spring 1992, Vol. 3, No 1
Fall 1992, Vol. 3, No. 2
Spring 1993, Vol. 4, No 1
Fall 1993, Vol. 4, No. 2
Spring 1994, Vol. 5, No 1
Fall 1994, Vol. 5, No. 2
Spring 1995, Vol. 6, No 1



 

Fall 1990
Idaho Centennial Edition - Fall Roundup
Volume 1, Number 1

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It"  by Ethie Corrigan
"The Hat Maker" by Kay Doty
"The Cowboy and His Creator: Saddle Bag Parson" by Slim Bishop
"Justice Was Swift in 1865" by Kay Doty
"Come and Get It!"
"Camp Cooks"
"Get Along Little Doggerel; 6th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko, January 1990,"  by Charles Potts.

Features on Western Musicians 
Muzzie Braun and the Boys
Tiegs Sisters

Features on poets;
Owen Barton
Bill Hirschi
Ty Hirschi
Howard Norskog
Bob Schild
Bill Simpson
Colen Sweeten

Features on Artists/Artisans
Cary Schwarz
Charley Smith

Features on Storytellers:
Cecil Jensen
Bill Sullivan

Tributes:
Allen Schattle
Dick Spencer

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

Poetry

Badger, D. J.
"First Poet"

Bagley, Layle
"Tall Beaver"
"A Bit of Bagley"  

Barton, Owen J.
"The Red Ant Hill"  

Corrigan, Elinor
"The Cow Slick"

Corrigan, Ethelella
"Zip the Lip"

Green, Roberta
"Banty Cowboy"

Hirschi, Bill
"Wait Up"

Hughes, Bob
"Drought of '88"  

Norskog, Howard
"The Old Cowboy's Christmas"

Schild, Bob
"Please Lord" 

Simpson, Bill
"The Teacher"  

Smith, Charley
"My Mother"

Sweeten, Jr., Colen H.

"Cowboy Without Boots"

Tingey, Dave
"Changin' Professions"

Troughton, Sharon
"Nursing Home Cowboy"  

Wheeler, Dorothy
"Indian Prayer"
"Limpy" 
"Sweet Violet"

Authors Unknown
"Over Confident" 
"What is a Cowboy?"

 

One of the many letters of support in the first issue.



SPRING 1991
Spring Roundup
Volume 2, Number 1


Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It"  by Ethie Corrigan
"Tambiago" by Kay Doty
"Twice Honored Poet: Lisa Volkman" by Kay Doty
"Kevin Tester" by Kay Doty
"Joe Young" by Kay Doty
"Val Geissler Makes it Happen" by Julie Sanders
"Dobro Dick Diloff Keeps His Own Time" by Val Geissler
"Boots Reynolds: Artist with a Funny Bone" by Ethie Corrigan
"Bonnie Shields: Tennessee Mule Artist" by Ethie Corrigan
"Gate to God's Garden" by Ethie Corrigan
"Mailbox Blues" by David Hiatt
"Shorty Daniels, Elko Cowboy" by Ethie Corrigan
"Harvey Bickelhaupt"
 "In Defense of Doggerel" by Ray Lashley
"The Art of Cussing" by Mike Hanley
"Western Styles" by Kay Doty
"Can You Tell a Man by His Hat?"  (poets' photos)
"Roberta H. Green, Elko Theme Poet 1989"
"Tribute to The Severe Brothers" by Ethie Corrigan

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features


Poetry

Bickelhaupt, Harvey E.
"Brandin' Time Again"
"Ching Low"

Bishop, Slim
untitled "Terse Verse"

Carlson, Sharon (Troughton)
"Tears for a Cowgirl" 

Christenson, Chuck
"Judge a Feller by His Gate"

Corrigan, Ellie
"Put 'em Up"

Dofflemyer, John C.
"old ladies"

Erickson, Donna
untitled "Terse Verse"
That's Love"

Goodwin, Jesse W.
"It Ain't What Ya Own, But How Much Ya Know"

Green, Roberta
"Mail Order Bride"

Klein, Gayle
"Night Calvin'"

McRea, Denise
"Old 413"

Petersen, Gwen
untitled "Terse Verse"

Quinlan, Vess
"It's a Matter of Scale"
"Tracks" 

Seaton, Sandy
"Straightaway"

Severe, Delores
"Cowboy's Fun Affair"
"Tribute to a Cowboy"

Shelton, Jim
"I Depended On My Partner"

Smith, Rev. Don I.
"And I Am His"
"Charlie Russell"

Tester, Kevin
"What Would Grandpa Do?"

Volkman, Lisa
"Let's Call it a Day"

Walker, Roger O.
"Old George"

Young, Joe
"The Little Red Cow"

Author Unknown
"My Bronco"



Part of one of the custom ads from this issue


 

 

FALL 1991
Fall Roundup
Volume 2, Number 2

 

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Packers Toted the Load" by Kay Doty
"The Contented Doggerel" by John C. Dofflemyer
Opinion by Vess Quinlan
Opinion by Sunny Hancock
"Under the Rim Rocks" by Mike Hanley
"The Feathers Do the Talkin'" by Boots Reynolds as told to Ethie Corrigan
"Who Rides Wyoming's License Plates?" by Jean Mathisen
"Ranch Rodeos are Growing" by Bobby Newton as told to Ethie Corrigan
"A Ride with Chief Joseph" by Ray Lashley
"Ted Williams, Camp Cook Par Excellence" by Ethie Corrigan
"Cookin' Cop: Bill Wilson"
"The Explosion," letter from Sally Harper Bates

Features on Idaho Poets:
Lloyd Gerber
Barney Hill
Matt Thompson, reciter

Features on Western Artists:
Bill Neal
Larry Milligan

Features on Western Musicians:
Mannie Shaw
Duane Dickinson


Events calendar, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features


Poetry

Burnham, Tucker
"Guides"
"The Longest Trail"

Carlson, Bill
"The Form Fitter Saddle"

Dofflemyer, John C.
"passin' the cup"

Erickson, Donna
"Hey, You, Ol Bear"

Gerber, Lloyd
"Baling Wire"

Hill, Barney
"Old Dogs"
"Preacher"

Kennington, Don
"The Cabin"

Lashley, Ray
"A Ride With Chief Joseph"

Mathisen, Jean A.
"Sam's Remedy"

Miller, Fred
"Old Flame"

Ross, Bob
"Lonesome Charley"
"When Horses Wear Diamonds"

Seaton, Sandy
"The Government Packer"

Severe, Delores
"The First Cowboy"

Shiflet, Larry
"Old Horses"

Smith, Charley
"Art Talk, Cowboy Style"

Smith, Don Ian
"Ranch Christmas"

Thompson, Allan H.
"Saddle Scars"

Vaughn, Wendy
"Just a Coyote"

Welter, D. L.
"The Canyon"
"Ben Gensen"
"Pred-A-Mania"

Author Unknown
"It Ain't the Gift a Feller Gits"

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SPRING 1992
Spring Roundup
Special: Women Artists
Volume 3, Number 1

 

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Cowboy Schoolin'" by Warren M. Smith 
"Pioneer Women in Idaho" by Kay Doty
"Aussie Poet, Marie Smith" by E. Corrigan
"Fiesta! 1992! Elko Style!" by Jim Shelton
"The Story of Side Saddles" by Kay Doty
"The Petticoat Rustlers" by Jean A. Mathisen
"Under the Rimrocks" by Mike Hanley
"That Doggone Doggerel" by Ken Goss
"Steppin in" by Jim Shelton
"Hurrah for Grassroot Poets" by Bill Carlson
"Western Music: Suzy Markley" by P. S. DeTray
"Farriers All: Elfta Hilzman, Anne McGehee" by Ethie Corrigan
"Come and Get It: Anna Means"
"Judging Art" by Charley Smith

Features on Western Artists:
Mary Lea
Mary Ann Barrington

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Akerlow, Don "Cheese"
"A Cowboy" 

Barton, Owen J.
"Starting School In 1920"

Bates, Sally
"She's the One Who Tamed the West"

Carlson, Sharon (Troughton)
"Cowboy's Farewell"

Carnahan, Janis
"Cassia County Idaho"
"Clyde Canyon Homestead" 

Cramer, Idabel Corbett
"Fashion Tacks"

Dofflemyer, John
"change"

Ebert, Elizabeth
"Make Me a Windmill"
"Some Women Get Roses"

Fuhriman, Terry
"The Bullrider's Mother"

Jones, Bill
"Rancher's Wife"

Logan, Mike

"Ranch Girls"
"There Was a Time"

Mathisen, Jean A.
"The Broom Drill"

McGilvray, Shirley
"Ranch Wives Get Smart, Too Late!"

McRae, Wallace
"Grandmother's French Hollyhocks"
"A Woman's Place"

Miller, Lil
"God's Miracle"

Morgan, Jackie
"Good Bye Kissin'"

Norskog, Howard
"Bear Woman"

Petersen, Gwen
"The Legacy"
"Tall in the Sidesaddle"

Robertson, Naida
"Romantic Bull"

Seaton, Sandy
"Martha Canary"

Selinsky, Deloris
"Quatrain" 

Shelton, Jim
"Sonare"

Smith, Don Ian
"Anniversary"
"Through a Glass, Darkly"

Smith, Marie

"The Hat Maker"
"Morning Moment"

Sweeten, Colen

"Livin' Way Out West"

Tingey, Dave

"Caribou"

Vick, Elizabeth "Buzzy"

"Goddess of Second Chance"

Wheeler, Dorothy

"Shattered Dreams"


 

FALL 1992
Fall Roundup
Volume 3, Number 2


Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Hollywood Comes to Idaho" by Ethie Corrigan
"The Chief Joseph Trail Ride" by Ray Lashley
"Under the Rimrocks" by Mike Hanley
"Doggone Discontentment with Dreaded Doggerel" by Ray Lashley
"Cecil Smith the Last of the Rare Breed" by Marie W. Smith

Feature: I Wish I'd Said That (Quotes from Poets)
Homer Bryant
Markley Case
Frank Lemon
Mike Logan
Jackie Morgan
Richard Smith

Feature: Idaho State Poets
Ellie Corrigan
Howard L. Norskog
Colen H. Sweeten, Jr.

Feature: Take Yer Hat Off,  In Memoriam
Fred Bornstedt
Warren Calhoun
Markley Case
George Whitworth

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Allen, Leigh
"Era Lost in Time"

Baxter, Miriam
"Dad' Playing Rodeo"
"His Son'-- At the Kid's Rodeo"

Bergin, Martin
"The Gift"

Bishop, Slim
"And I Smiled By Gosh"

Bryant, Homer W.
"An Old Cowboy's Broken Dreams"

Cahill, Jim "J.C."
"The Old Cowhand"

Case, Markley
"Ode to an Old Truck"
"The Sego Lily"

Corrigan, Ellie
"Satan Stallion"

Cramer, Idabel Corbett
"Never Try to Change an Old Cowboy"

Dofflemyer, John C.
"The Straight Line"

Erickson, Donna
"Song of a Mountain Man"

Fuhriman, Terry
"Only an Empty Bed"

Genthe, Allen
"The Horse Rider"

Gerber, Lloyd
"The Summer Range"

Goss, Ken
"My Old Hat"

Kennington, Don
"Grandad's Saddle"

Lemon, Frank
"Breakfast Call"
"Delusion"

Mathisen, Jean A.
"A Magic Gift"

McCutcheon, Doug
"When a Cowboy Talks to God"

Nelson, Wayne
"Tibo and the Bear"

Norskog, Floyd
"The Traps on the Wall"

Norskog, Howard L.
"Buck Me Down Easy"

Peterson, Gwen
"Christmas, 1881"

Potts, Charles
"Young George"

Quinlan, Vess
"Blondie"

Selinsky, Deloris
"Branded" 

Sharp, Carl E.
"Mountain Climb" - In memory of Sgt. Carlos Edward Sharp, Desert Storm

Smith, Richard
"I Took the Trail Less Traveled By"
"Talkin' to myself"

Sweeten, Colen H. Jr.
"Genuine Leather"

Wager, Clarence
"Cowboy Gold"

Walther, Jack
"What is a Poem?"

Young, Joe
"The Legend of the Wind Chimes"


 

SPRING 1993
Spring Roundup
Volume 4, Number 1

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Winter of Contentment" by Jack Walther
"Kortman County Fair" Curt Brummett
"Toys Tell the Tale" by Kay Doty
"Under the Rimrocks," article by Mike Hanley
"The Stockman's Wheels" by Tom Schrader
"Capriola Means Elko" adapted from Larry Bute's writings
"Fruitcake Time" by Margaret Hawkes Lindsley
"Weiser Means Old Time Fiddlers" by kay Doty
"Sew 'n Sew Quilter: Kathy Cole" by Z. Z. Gilmore

Feature: I Wish I'd Said That (short excerpts from poems) 
J. W. Beeson
Elizabeth Ebert
Tom McBeth
Paul Zarzyski


Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Atkinson, Don
"Out of Season"

Barnes, Judy
"Overheard at a Cowboy's Wedding"

Bates, Sally Harper
"First Snow"

Blackman, Hoss
"I'm A Cookie Monster"

Bloxham, Afton

"Last Rites"

Burton, Devere
"Cowboys and Indians"

Christensen, Norma J.
"A Bronc Buster's Life"

Diamond, Marilyn
"The Quilted History Book"

Dofflemyer, John C.
"The Preacher"

Dudley, Claude E. "Luke"
"Rangers"

Edwards, R. J.
"Small Chinook"

Erickson, Donna
"A Perfect Day"

Howell, Ken
"Pigsty's Pie"

Kennington, Don
"Homestead Christmas"

Kennington, Phil
"Porda Poddy Pass"

Kirchoff, E. J.
"Ladies Tea Party"

Kraft, Chuck
"Bull Fighter"

Mawson, Harvey
"A Miracle on the Fort Gary Stage"

McRae, Wallace D.
"Ol' Proc"

McWhorter, Larry
"The Panhandle"

Miller, Fred
"Outfit With A Difference"
"Trail Rider's Prayer"

Murphy, Will

"Ropin' in Heaven"

Oyhus, Floyd Croswell
"Tales of Old Medora"

Pfaff, Carl
"Lester Shore" 

Shelton, Jim
"Rhyme and Meter"

Smith, Richard
"There Within the Pen"
"How to Listen Effectively"

Vargo, Edward N.
"Spanish Peaks"

Wager, Clarence
"Fool Horse"

Wetherelt, Francis 
"Bad News" 

White, Saxon
"Indispensable Man"


 

FALL 1993
Fall Roundup
A Tribute to Storytellers
Volume 4, Number 2

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Commercial Airmail Pioneered in the Northwest" by Kay Doty
"The Dream Goes Full Circle"  by Kayo Fraser
"Under the Rimrocks" by Mike Hanley
"Winter of Contentment" Part Two by Jack Walther
"Preserving Cowboy Poetry" article by Ray Lashley
"Cow Patties" article by Sally H. Bates and Roni Harper
"Steamboats in Idaho" article by Kay Doty
"Sew 'n Sew Quilters" by Zelma Gilmore

Cowboy Poets of Idaho membership list

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Alasky, E. K.
"The Cowboy"

Allen, Buck
"Enigma"
"Woman"

Anderson, Sharon
"Dry Gulch"

Atchley, Buster
"High Desert"

Brown, Mike
"Snap Button Shirts"

Christensen, Norma J.
"Drought on the Lower Musselshell"

Comfort, Jerry
"The Liars' Hour"

Corrigan, Ellie
"The Legend of Jesse Tarwater"

Court, Bob
"Levi Slade"

DeNaeyer, Lyn
"Centennial"

Edson, Edith M.
"Modern Cowboy's Lament"

Fields, Leonard
"On the Desert"

Goss, Ken
"The Old Cowgirl"

Holl, Dave
"Learnin' the Ropes"

Kirchoff, E. J.
"Silent Plea"

Kopitz, Nessie

"September Seduction"

Mathisen, Jean A.
"A Tinkly Smile"

Morgan, Jackie
"Beader and Bard"

Nelms, Sheryl L.
"Bull Fighter"

Nelson, Wayne
"Monte the Night Calver"

Norskog, Howard
"The Song of Targhee"

O'Brien, Chip
"El Charro"
"What's It Comin' To?"

Oliver, Margarette
"Bo"

Paravicini, Cris
"Tight Gate"

Paregien, Stan
"The Baptism in the Potato Bucket"

Pilant, Howard

"A Cowboy's Prayer"

Riley, Meredith

"from Joe"

Seaton, Sandy

"Future"

Sheets, Georgeann
"Pen Cushion"

Slater, Esther M.
"Shades of the Old West"

Smith, Richard
"Rider Comin'"

Spigarelli, Don
"When Jesse Met Maggie Mae"

Sweeten, Colen H. Jr.
"Old Ephraim"

Taylor, Jon
"With Eagles in His Eyes"

Wager, Clarence
"Mules"

Waicekauskas, Tilitha
"After Supper"

Watts, Gene
"Cattleman"

Williams, Dan
"To Pop the Question?"

Author Unknown
"Going Nowhere"


 

SPRING 1994
Spring Roundup
Volume 5, Number 1

Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Lady of Many Interests and Talents, Gwen Petersen"
"Under the Rimrocks" by Mike Hanley
"A Tale of Two Indian Women" by Kay Doty
"Saddlemaker: Kent Frecker"
"Singing Mountain Man: Terry Raff"
"A True Legend: Bob Hughes" 

Feature: I Wish I'd Said That...  (short excerpts from poems) 
Owen Barton
J. W. Beeson
Dan Bradshaw
D. L. Chance 
Elizabeth Ebert
Dennis Gaines
Bill Jones
E. J. Kirchoff 
Bill Larsen
Mike Logan
Sam Mattise
C. C. McCullem
Larry McWhorter
Bob Peterson
Vess Quinlan


Cowboy Poets of Idaho membership list and short bios

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Anderson, Sharon
"The Gunfighter"

Barnes, Judy
"The Contest"

Barton, Owen
"Trail of Life"

Bradshaw, Dan
"Cowboy Jesus"

Chance, D. L.
"The West Calls Me Home"

Corrigan, Elinor
"Reflections"

Court, Bob
"The Coffin in the Corner"

Danner, Richard E.
"Homecoming"

Dofflemyer, John C.
"Coyote Logic" 

Ebert, Elizabeth
"West by Wagon"

Elser, Oral
"The Steer"

Garro, Jeff and Tony
"Legend of Long Valley" (exerpt)

Green, Roberta
"A Long Journey"

Knutson, Irish
"Still a Cowboy at Heart"

Lemon, Frank
"A Fairy Garden"

Lyster, Kelly
"Country Style"

May, G. David
"The Hand"

McGowan, Charles L.
"Skylight"

McHenry, Chuck
"Fervor"

Mecham, Randy P.

"Eight Second Hero"

Murphy, Will
"Wild Horses"

Rathmell, Bernard
"Lit Winters"

Reynolds, Frances

"Remembering Uncle Martin"

Robertson, Naida
"Oregon-The Promised Land"

Rowkay, R.

"Grand Dad's Saddle"

Sass, Cris
"Dignity"

Seaton, Sandy
"Grass Ain't Free"

Selinsky, Doris
"Mellowed"

Sheets, Georgeann
"Showdown at the Generation Gap"

Smith, Richard
"Opinion"

Spigarelli, Don
"Settling the West"

Stephenson, T. R.
"Comanche Moon"

Sweeten, Colen H., Jr.
"Echoes"

Taylor, Jon
"The Young Desperado"

Tyler, Tom
"Vocabularical Race"

Waters, Gene
"Cowboy"

Wetherelt, Francis

"The Hawk and the Dove"

Wheeler, Dorothy
"A True Legend of the West" (tribute to Bob Hughes)

White, Saxon
"Showers for Men and Boys"


 

FALL 1994
Fall Roundup
Volume 5, Number 2


Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"The Elko Experience" by Harvey Mawson
"Under the Rimrocks, Ridin' the Freights" by Mike Hanely
"And You Think Women Gossip: Barbara Anne Ramsey" by Marjorie Giles
"Joelle Smith"
"Me and Tom" by Ken Goss, tribute to Tom Higgins
"Merci America - The Friendship/Gratitude Trail" by Kay Doty
"Reviewing the Review" by Ray Lashley

Feature: I Wish I'd Said That...  (short excerpts from poems) 
Janet English
T. R. Stephenson

Cowboy Poets of Idaho membership list and short bios

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features


Poetry

Allen, J. B.
"Smoothin' the Path"

Araujo, Frank
"Gaucho and the Rafter B"

Bates, Sally
"Catch Colt"

Baxter, Anne
"The Worn Boots"

Bowman, Roberta P.
"Montana Jones"

Corrigan, Ellie
"Buck"

Crosby, Lucinda
"My Hero"  (dedicated to her grandfather, Roy Rogers)

Dogget, Kendal K. Craig
"O-Pa"

Edson, Edith
"The Curse of Gold"

Elser, Oral
"The Illness"

Floyd, John M.
"Memories"

Garate, Patricia
"The Cattle in My Mind"

Goss, Ken
"Howdy, Tom"

Hancock, Sunny
"Doggerel, Plain and Simple"

Harrison, Cynthia
"She Speaks of Yesterday"

Hughes, Cecelia
"My Cowboy"

Isaacs, James J.
"All a Man Needs" 

Jensen, Cecil
"The Flour Sack"

Kennington, Don
"Old Timers"

Koch, Kyle
"The Hat"

Logan, Mike
"If Spanish is the Lovin' Tongue"

Mathisen, Jean
"Glorified Tin"

McIsaac, Don
"At the Key..."  

Metcalf, Bob
"Attitude"
"Truth, Condensed Version" 

Pont, Mary Ann
"The Wrangler"

Robertson, Marzelle
"Stitches"

Roqueplan, Fernand
"The Dread Spoiler"

Shelton, Jim
"A Cowboy's Point of View"

Smith, Richard
"Furrows"

Stephenson, T. R.
"Footloose Man"
"The Southern Pacific"

Sue, Stacey
"Cowboy Kid"

Thompson, Desoree
"Ole Cowboy"

Thrasher, Cherie
"Ode to the West"

Waicekauskas, Tilitha
"Mother of Twins"

Young, Bob
"A Pup and His Boy"


 

SPRING 1995
Fall Roundup
5th Anniversary Edition
Volume 5, Number 1


Articles, Columns, and Features:

"As We See It" by Ethie Corrigan
"Grandpa Bruce Kiskaddon" by Lynn R. Held
"Indian Cowboys" by Mike Hanley

"Ride Across Idaho on the Oregon Trail" by Barbara Berlin
"One Mule's Tricks" by Robert C. Peters
"Lawrence Lamb's Fascinating Avocation" by Kay Doty

Feature: I Wish I'd Said That... (short quotations)
Marianne Bartley
Doris Bircham  
Ed Brown  
Ron Chappell 
Shad Piehl  
Hank Real Bird 
Bill Wood 

Cowboy Poets of Idaho membership list and short bios

Events calendar, letters, book reviews, photos, classified and display ads. and additional articles and features

 

Poetry

Barton, Owen
"It's Time for Santa"

Brown, Carolann
"End of the Trail" 

Brown, Mike
"The Hope Chest"

Buffham, Les
"How the Cowboy Wears His Hat"

Burton, G. T.
"The Economist"  

Comfort, Jerry
"Spy Rock"

Corrigan, Ellie
"A Case of Mistaken Identity"

Court, Bob
"The Outlaw Gray"

Davis, Matt
"Believers"

Emery, Dan
"Red Bird"

Esling, Deborah

"Growing Love"

Gina
"Rodeo Clowns"

Godfrey, Max
"A Cowboy's Goodnight"

Goss, Ken
"The Barroom Brawl"

Grans, Amanda
"Nightmare"

Hamilton, Ham
"A 'Heathen' Prayer"

Harrison, Cynthia
"The Last Goodbye"  

Hillert, Margaret

"Horse of a Different Color"  

Hinckless, Chris
"Judgement Day"

Hogan, Wayne
"Big-City Writers"

Hunter, Paul
"Jackalope"

Kennington, Don
"A Lesson in Rhyme"

Kerr, Duane

"Guess I Ain't Much of a Cowboy"

King, Bob
"A Dog's Life"

Kirchoff, E.J.
"Old Timers"

Libby, Frances
"Landscape with Figures"  
"The Navajo Rug"

Loveland, Dorothy
"The Buckaroo"

Mathisen, Jean

"Hazardous Duty"

Mawson, Harvey
"The White Ladrone"

McKenna, Lloyd
"Hat Talk"

Moore, Janet
"The Legacy"

Nelson, Wayne
"Stock Detective"

Newbigging, James
"Ridin' Men"

O'Laughlin, Gladys
"Log Thoughts"

Ramsey, Bill
"That Old Pair of Spurs"

Richman, Brad
"The Generation Gap"

Robertson, Marzelle
"Song for Rupert"

Seaton, Sandy
"Out to Pasture"

Simpson, John
"Mistaken Identity"

Slater, Esther M.
"Recipe for Aging"  

Smith, Richard
"On Opinion"

Stephenson, T. R.
"Mason County"

Throssell, Wilbur
"Pow Wow"
"Tribal Rights"
"from The Unburied Dead"

Volk, Hilma
"The Visitors"

Wager, Clarence

"Joe Glidden's Dream"

Warwick, Dick
"Cowhands, Drifters"

West, Charlotte
"The Mountain Man"

Yates, Gary
"The Drifter"

 

 Ethie Corrigan

One more broken link
In the generation gap or space,
One less understanding heart,
One less familiar face.

Ethie's one room school house
And her simple ranch life style
Have faded into memory
With her courage and her smile.

But her name will be remembered
On the ranches and in town,
For like Charlie Russell's paintbrush
Ethie's pen has got it all down.

1995, Colen H. Sweeten, Jr.
This poem may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

 

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