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News
The latest news, updated continually.



Cowboy Poetry Week
Inaugurated by CowboyPoetry.com and recognized by the U. S. Senate, this week during Poetry Month each April celebrates cowboy poets past and present



Art Spur
Pictures worth a thousand words...and worthy of poetry and song
Contemporary Western art selections serve as poets' and songwriters' inspirations



Winter/Christmas Art Spur
Pictures worth a thousand words...and worthy of poetry and song
Contemporary Western art selections serve as poets' and songwriters' inspirations
 


Cowboy Jam Session
Jeri Dobrowski's monthly column herds recordings, gatherings, broadcasts, films, poetry, music and more,
 

 
Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews
Rick Huff's reviews of cowboy poetry and Western music releases
 


The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 9 (2014)
Classic and contemporary cowboy poetry
 


The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 8 (2013)
A double CD of classic and contemporary Christmas cowboy poetry


Christmas at the BAR-D
Poems, songs, news, links, and more, with frequent updates during the season



Owen Wister's "Evolution of the Cowboy"
The 1895 article and Remington's Fall of the Cowboy" and other illustrations



A Brave New Future for Poetry
Award-winning poet and writer Rod Miller looks at the current state of the publishing of poetry



Cowboy Poetry in South Dakota
Rancher, writer, poet, and teacher Linda M. Hasselstrom showcases her state's cowboy poets



Western Memories Project
Ranch histories and more



Rodeo Roots
A series of articles by rodeo historian, Cowgirl Hall of Fame honoree, and poet
Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns



Independence Day
Classic and modern poems in observance of the Fourth of July



Memorial Day
Classic and modern poems in observance of Memorial Day


National Day of the Cowboy
Celebrating the annual National Day of the Cowboy


Cowboy Magazine Index
An index of the popular magazine, published 1990-2008,
 with covers and content descriptions


The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 7 (2012)
CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry,
with top poets and reciters


R.S. Riddick
R.S. Riddick's painting, "Heads or Tails," is the 2012
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject


Patricia Frolander
Rancher, Wyoming Poet Laureate, and Wrangler Award recipient Patricia Frolander


Johnie Schneider (1904-1982)
The first official World Chamption Bull Rider and poet, in an expanded profile
 by Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns


Henry Real Bird
Montana past Poet Laureate, rancher and Crow elder shares his work


Index to The BAR-D Roundup
Comprehensive indexes to all volumes of The BAR-D Roundup, our compilation CD of the best in modern and contemporary cowboy poetry


Early Western Cinema
Gary E. Brown's articles about the early days of Western film

Range Radio
Delivering the sound and musical texture of the American West

"Get Up On Your Hind Legs and Howl"
Rod Miller on the art of recitation

 Picture the West
Visitors' vintage and contemporary 
photos of the rural West, (send yours)

Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade
The 1905 band and the search for those cowboys, invited to Teddy Roosevelt's inauguration, with vintage photographs and news reports, a two-part feature

"A Brief Introduction to Cowboy Poetry, or, Who's the Guy in the Big Hat and What is He Talking About?"
Rod Miller's wide-ranging essay about cowboy poetry, then and now

 

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Features

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Special BAR-D Projects

Continuing Features

Featured Contemporary Poets and Musicians

Features on Classic Poets

Cowboy Poetry Archives and Libraries

BAR-D Cowboy Poetry Themed Collections

Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features and Reports

Articles, Essays, and more
Featured Books, Anthologies, and Recordings
Writing, Reciting, and Performing
Awards and Competitions
Reviews
More

Some Programs of Interest
Radio
Youth Programs
Workshops
Video
More

Western Art and Artists

Of Western Interest

Those Who Went Before


 

Special BAR-D Projects

About Us
About CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc.

Wall of Support
Our generous supporters


News
The latest news, updated continually.

Cowboy Poetry Week
Inaugurated by CowboyPoetry.com and recognized by the U. S. Senate, this week during 
Poetry Month each April celebrates Cowboy Poets past and present

Picture the West
Updated weekly: visitors' vintage and contemporary 
photos of the rural West, (send yours)

Art Spur
Pictures worth a thousand words...and worthy of poetry.
Contemporary Western art selections serve as poets' inspirations

Western Memories Project
Ranch histories and more

Favorite American Western Poem Project
Read about folks' favorite classic and contemporary Cowboy poems, 
and tell us about yours

Who Knows?
Maybe you do.  A collection of questions about poems and songs and such with some answers

What is Cowboy Poetry?  Who is a Cowboy Poet?
  Read some opinions, share yours, in a lively, on-going discussion.

What is Western Music?
A question open to debate. Read and weigh in.

The Cowboy Poetry Anthologies Index
An ever-growing index of the poems and poets included in some popular 
Cowboy Poetry anthologies and periodicals 

 



The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 7 (2012)
A preview of our 2010 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry,
with top poets and reciters


The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 6 (2011)
A preview of our 2010 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry,
with top poets and reciters

The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 5 (2010)
Our 2010 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry, with top poets

 

The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 4 (2009)
Our 2009 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry, with top poets and reciters

 

The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 3 (2008)
Our 2008 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry, with top poets and reciters

The BAR-D Roundup, Volume 2 (2007)
Our 2007 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry, with top poets and reciters

The BAR-D Roundup
Our 2006 CD compilation of classic and contemporary poetry, the first in an annual series

The Big Roundup
A 2001 anthology of over 140 classic and contemporary poems
from CowboyPoetry.com, winner of the Academy of Western Artists' 
Buck Ramsey Best Poetry Book Award



New in 2006
New in 2007
New in 2008
New in 2009

New in 2010

New in 2012 and 2011
An on-going roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news pages

So you have a new book or recording...
Get the word out to radio shows, columnists, web sites, send it to the important archives, get reviews, learn about awards

 


Search CowboyPoetry.com
A commercial-free Google search feature

 

Continuing Features

Picture the West
Updated weekly: visitors' vintage and contemporary photos of the rural West, (send yours)

Cowboy Jam Session
Jeri Dobrowski's monthly column herds recordings, gatherings, broadcasts, films, poetry, music and more,

 Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews
Rick Huff's reviews of cowboy poetry and Western music releases

Rodeo Roots
A series of articles by rodeo historian, Cowgirl Hall of Fame honoree, and poet
Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns

Western Memories Project
Ranch histories and more

Western Air
Rick Huff's quarterly column about the Western radio scene

American Life in Poetry
 Updated weekly:  Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Ted Kooser's weekly column


 

Poets and Musicians

Special Guests, Contemporary

Baxter Black
Poetry and more from America's most popular Cowboy Poet

Don Edwards
America's hands-down favorite Cowboy singer
 "The Minstrel of the Range"

Wallace McRae
Poetry from the "Cowboy Curmudgeon, including 
the often-requested "Reincarnation"

Waddie Mitchell
The Real Thing, America's Favorite Buckaroo Poet 
and a bit of his poetry

Red Steagall
Cowboy Poet Laureate of Texas and one 
of the most acclaimed Western performers and two of his poems

...and see all of our many Honored Guests, listed here and 
all of our many Special Western Music Guests listed here
and all Folks' Poems listed here

 

Classic Poets, Special Features

including. . .

Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade
The 1905 band and the search for those cowboys, invited to Teddy Roosevelt's inauguration,
with vintage photographs and news reports, a two-part feature

Open Range; Collected Poems of Bruce Kiskaddon
Bill Siems' monumental work

Jack Thorp's 1921 Songs of the Cowboys
Information about the landmark book from cowboy poetry and music's first collector,
 along with selections by Thorp and others

Carlos Ashley
Baxter Black's inspiration; fourth-generation Texas Hill Country rancher,
and Texas Poet Laureate

S. Omar Barker
Poetry, photos, and more by and about S. Omar Barker (1895-1985)

Bruce Kiskaddon
Classic poetry and features

Henry Herbert Knibbs
Classic poetry and features

Curley Fletcher
Cowboy, songwriter, poet, known for "The Strawberry Roan" and other classics

Badger Clark
Classic poetry and features by and about South Dakota's Poet Laureate, the author of "A Cowboy's Prayer"

Buck Ramsey
The man whose poetry is held up as the highest example of the art; 
he inspired and delighted all who passed his way

Robert Service
Admired by Cowboy Poets; poems including
"The Cremation of Sam McGee"

Gail I. Gardner
A modern classic poet, and 
his "The Sierry Petes (or Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail)" 

Sharlot Hall
Classic poetry and more about the pioneer Arizona writer and historian

Judge Lysius Gough
Texas' first published Cowboy Poet; an excellent biography by Elaine Russell Coffman
  and information and poetry contributed by grandson Jim Gough

Home on the Range 
Brewster Higley's "The Western Home" and how 
it became "Home on the Range."

Henry Lawson
Classic Australian Bush Poetry from "its greatest minstrel,"
 including "Ballad of the Drover" 

Frances Henry "Frank" Maynard
Honored Guest Jim Hoy's biographical sketch of the author of 
"The Cowboy's Lament" ("Streets of Laredo") and more of his poetry 

D. J. O'Malley
Classic poetry, prose biography, history and more by and about 
"the N Bar N Kid White" from the Cowboy Miner book

A. B. "Banjo" Paterson
Classic Bush Poetry from Australia's beloved poet, the author of  
"The Man from Snowy River" and "Waltzing Matilda"

Katherine Fall Pettey
 The elusive author the 1910 Songs from the Sage Brush and "Morning on the Desert"

Rhoda Sivell 
Classic Cowboy Poetry from the Canadian poet's
1912 book, Voices on the Range

Robert V. Carr
Widely published in his day, poetry from the author of Cowboy Lyrics

Larry Chittenden
The Anson Cowboy Poet, with poems including "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball"

Singin' Sam Agins
Cowboy folksinger and poet who dedicated his life to the preservation of the songs, stories, humor, 
poetry, and crafts that define the cowboy and the American West

Robert "Bob" Hood Reeves Axtell
Historian, musician, and Badger Clark biographer Greg Scott's article about
Clark's "best Arizona friend" and fellow poet, with photos and poetry

John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford
Classic poetry from John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford (1847-1917), "The Poet Scout"

 

and many more from our long list of Classic Cowboy poetry


BAR-D Cowboy Poetry Themed Collections:

Favorite Poem Project

Classic Cowboy Poetry

"Strays," additional Classic Cowboy Poetry

Lariat Laureate Winners

Poems About Cowboy Poetry

Poems about Elko

Cowboy Love Poetry

Poems for Solemn Occasions

Poems About Cowboy Dads and Granddads

Poems About Cowboy Moms and Grandmoms

Poems about Chuckwagons and Such

Poems for Memorial Day

Poems for Independence Day, The 4th of July

September 11th

Poems for Halloween

Poems for Veterans  Day

Poems for Thanksgiving

Christmas and New Year Cowboy Poetry
Index of all Christmas and New Year poems since 2000
Christmas 2012
Christmas 2011
Christmas 2010

Christmas 2009
Christmas 2008
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2006
New Year 2007
Christmas 2005

Christmas 2004
Christmas 2003
Christmas 2002
Countdown to New Year 2002
Christmas 2001
Christmas 2000

Cowboy Toasts


 

Cowboy Poetry Gathering Reports and Features

Gathering Reports 2012
What's been happening at gatherings, with photos 
and accounts contributed by BAR-D visitors

Gathering Reports 2011

Gathering Reports 2010

Gathering Reports 2009

Gathering Reports 2008

Gathering Reports 2007

Gathering Reports 2006

Gathering Reports 2005

Gathering Reports 2004

Gathering Reports 2003

Gathering Reports 2002

Gathering Reports 2000-2001

Tips for Gathering Reports


Our Events calendar includes links to many gathering reports


Just some of our full features about gatherings and events include:

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Reports, photos, and more from the annual gathering

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival
A look at the art and performers, where the best of the best gather annually

National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
The unique event conceived and produced by Sam Jackson

The 20th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
The Western Folklife Center's 20th Gathering, which we celebrate with memories of peoples' first time at Elko
 and with covers and contents of programs from since 1985

Western Music Festival and Awards
Musicians and poets gather for a top-notch festival 

Echoes of the Trail
A top-rated gathering, started in Fort Scott Kansas in 1997 and going strong ever since 


Cowboy Poetry Archives and Libraries

Make sure that your books, recordings, and papers are a part of important Cowboy Poetry archives

The Fife Folklore Archives
With the Cowboy Poetry Library and more at USU's Archive -- closely tied to the beginnings of Elko-- they seek your Cowboy Poetry books and recordings

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Archives 
 The Dickinson Research Center invites your published and unpublished 
Cowboy Poetry works and information

Booth Western Art Museum Research Library
The museum hosts the Georgia Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and the Research Library continues to build its Cowboy Poetry collection and welcomes your book donations


Articles, Essays, and More

 

"A Brief Introduction to Cowboy Poetry, or, Who's the Guy in the Big Hat and What is He Talking About?"
Rod Miller's wide-ranging essay about cowboy poetry, then and now


Featured Books, Anthologies, and Recordings

Buck Ramsey's Grass with Essays on his Life and Work
A definitive study of Buck Ramsey, the "spiritual leader' of cowboy poetry, including his epic poem, 
commentary, illustrations, and an accompanying audio recording

Sweethearts in Carhartts
Texas singer and songwriter Jean Prescott sings the songs of working ranch women

Cowboys & Buckaroos
Tim O'Byrne's comprehensive book about "...what cowboys do and how they do it."

Jack Thorp's 1921 Songs of the Cowboys
Information about the landmark book, along with selections by Thorp and others

Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys
A definitive 2005 book and recording by Mark L. Gardner and Rex Rideout

Ridin' & Rhymin'
The award-winning documentary about a living legend, female cowboy
 and poet Georgie Sicking

Boots
Ethie Corrigan's popular Boots magazine of Cowboy Poetry, Western arts, and Western heritage from 1990-95 is indexed as a part of our on-going Anthologies Index project

Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion
Gibbs Smith's anthology, edited by Virginia Bennett,
which salutes 20 years of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Cowboy Poetry: Poems & Prose of Badger Clark
Historian Greg Scott's comprehensive volume, published by Cowboy Miner

Cowgirl Poetry
A great collection from Gibbs Smith edited by Virginia Bennett

Cowboy Poetry: Classic Rhymes by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Classic poetry and history from the Cowboy Miner book, 
with the complete foreword by Ronna Lee and Tom Sharpe

Cowboy Poetry: Classic Rhymes by Bruce Kiskaddon
Classic poetry and history from the Cowboy Miner book 
with a selection of poems and more

Cowboy Poetry: Classic Rhymes by D. J. O'Malley
Classic poetry, biography, history and more on the N Bar N Kid White
  from the Cowboy Miner book

From Texas to Montana
From Texas to Montana, a periodical devoted to Cowboy Poetry and prose from 1995-98, edited by Jeff Streeby, is indexed as a part of our on-going Anthologies Index project

Shorty's Yarns
Bill Siem's impressive collection of Bruce Kiskaddon's stories, and more

Sunday Creek
A work-in-progress by Honored Guest Jeff Streeby, stories in verse of 
the inhabitants of a Sunday Creek; a continuing series


New in 2013
An on-going roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news pages

New in 2012
An on-going roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news pages

New in 2011
An on-going roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news pages

New in 2010
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2010

New in 2009
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2009

New in 2008
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2008

New in 2007
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2007

New in 2006
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2006

New in 2005
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2005

New in 2004
A roundup of the books and recordings featured in our news in 2004

See our list of top books about Cowboy Poetry and Western Music here
and a list of top reading and listening selections in our Cowboy Poetry Week feature here


Writing, Reciting, Performing, and more...

"Get Up On Your Hind Legs and Howl"
Rod Miller on the art of recitation

"Whipping Up a Poem"
Rod Miller's essay about craftsmanship in poetry.

"A Brief Introduction to Cowboy Poetry, or, Who's the Guy in the Big Hat and What is He Talking About?"
Rod Miller's wide-ranging essay about cowboy poetry, then and now

"Workin' a Verbal Herd"
Alf Bilton's essay about writing and editing poetry

"The Rhythm Method"
Rod Miller's essay about the fine art of rhythm in poetry

"I Am a Convert"
Andy Nelson's article about competition, inspired by the
National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo

"Free Range and Barbwire"
Poet and writer Rod Miller on free verse

Add Polish to Your Poetry
COWBOY MAGAZINE editor and publisher Darrell Arnold offers pointers

"Now for our next poet..."
Doris Daley offers suggestions for hosting shows

CD Recording Tips
Information for poets from a variety of people involved with cowboy poetry, radio, and other media

"Have You Heard the One About..."
Poet and writer Rod Miller takes a look at humorous cowboy poetry

Suggestions for Wordsmithing Better Poetry
Award-winning poet and writer Jane Morton addresses the craft of writing, with a focus on rhyme and editing

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Poet and writer Rod Miller examines inspired, memorable poetry with examples from current and classic poetry

You Call THAT a Poem?
Poet and writer Rod Miller challenges writers

 Get Off!
Popular emcee, poet, humorist, and radio host Andy Nelson share some insights with performers

Are You All Talk and No Trochaic Tetrameter?
Poet and writer Rod Miller discusses meter

Five Ways Cowboy Poetry Fades in the Footlights
Poet and writer Rod Miller weighs in on the recitation tradition, how gatherings 
have affected cowboy poetry, and more

No Excuse for Lazy Poets
COWBOY MAGAZINE editor and publisher Darrell Arnold tells it as he sees it

Does Slant Rhyme with Cant?
Poet and writer Rod Miller discusses slant rhyme and the classic poets who use it

Spurrin' the Words
Recommended for all poets, excellent Cowboy Poetry guides by Montana 4-H

Learning About Rhythm
A lesson from Spurrin' the Words, the Montana 4-H Cowboy Poetry guides

"Don't Say It"
Rod Miller writes about the importance of what a poet doesn't say

A Brave New Future for Poetry
Award-winning poet and writer Rod Miller looks at the current state of the publishing of poetry

Writing Cowboy Poetry
Sam Jackson, known for his excellent poetry and for conceiving and producing the world's only Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, shares his experience and advice

The Dialogue
Responses to articles about writing cowboy poetry...

A Time to Heal
Poet Susan Parker writes about her experiences teaching poetry 
at a drug and alcohol recovery center

Copyright and Permissions
Know your rights and respect those of others. It's undeniably the Cowboy Way.  
Words and resources for poets, reciters, publishers, and others.

A Matter of Ethics
Reciters should credit poets' work; Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") 
helps make that clear in her essay

So you have a new book or recording...
Get the word out to radio shows, columnists, web sites, send it to the important archives, 
get reviewed, learn about awards

 

Awards and Competitions

Competition
It's controversial. Sam Jackson makes his case for competition 
among Cowboy Poets.

The Buck Ramsey Best Poetry Book Award
Awarded annually by the Academy of Western Artists

The Will Rogers Medallion Award
Awarded each year by the Will Rogers Medallion organization

National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
The unique event conceived and produced by Sam Jackson

 

Reviews

Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews
Rick Huff's reviews of cowboy poetry and Western music releases

 

More

What is Cowboy Poetry?  Who is a Cowboy Poet?
  Read some opinions, share yours, in a lively, on-going discussion.

Cowboy Poetry in South Dakota
Rancher, writer, poet, and teacher Linda M. Hasselstrom showcases her state's cowboy poets

Owen Wister's "Evolution of the Cowboy"
The 1895 article and Remington's Fall of the Cowboy" and other illustrations

Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade
The 1905 band and the search for those cowboys, invited to Teddy Roosevelt's inauguration

"The Pleasant Truth" About Cowboy Poetry
An article from the Dallas Morning News by Professor Tom Mayo

What is Western Music?
A question open to debate. Read and weigh in.

Whence Came the Cowboy?
The theme of the ninth annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival and the subject of
 Mike Puhallo's eloquent article

Home on the Range
The story of Brewster Higley's song and its variations

Cowboy and Western Music
What sets it apart from from "country," an essay by Hal Cannon from his 
Old-Time Cowboy Music,
a book list, and more

The Australian "Cowboy"
An essay by Graham Dean and more

Early Western Cinema
Gary E. Brown's articles about the early days of Western film

Western Memories Project
Ranch histories and more

Favorite Western Poem Project
Read about folks' favorite classic and contemporary Cowboy poems, 
and tell us about yours

Who Knows?
Maybe you do.  A collection of questions about poems and songs and such with some answers

American Life in Poetry
 US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's weekly column

Cowboy Magazine Index
An index of the popular magazine, published 1990-2008,
 with covers and content descriptions


 

Some Programs of Interest

 

Radio:

Internet (and other) Radio Schedules
A roundup of programs that feature Cowboy Poetry and Western Music on the web and on the radio


Western Air
Rick Huff's quarterly column about the Western radio scene


Around the Campfire
Marvin O'Dell's three hours of Western music and cowboy poetry broadcast four times a week
 on Classic Heartland's internet radio

Around the Campfire with Ed and Terry
Eddy Leverett and Terry Slaten's weekly radio show with cowboy poetry and music

Back at the Ranch
Jarle Kvale's weekly radio show with cowboy poetry and music

The Back Forty Bunkhouse Show
Joe Baker's popular radio program that features Western Music and Cowboy Poetry
broadcasts on two 100,000 watt channels

Calling All Cowboys
Charley Engel ("Chuckaroo the Buckaroo") airs cowboy music, cowboy poetry,
and interviews on his weekly radio show.

Clear Out West
Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson's weekly Wyoming radio show broadcasts the best
 in Western Music and  Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy Cuture Corner
PJ and Dallas McCord's weekly radio show with cowboy poetry and music

CowTrails
Barbara Richhart's weekly radio show includes Western and cowboy music and cowboy poetry

Cowboy Jubilee
Judy James' weekly radio show, since 1997, with live interviews, cowboy poetry, music, and more

The Cowboy Show
Ken Overcast's weekly radio show with Cowboy music, interviews with artists and 
old-time cowboys, and a bit of storytelling and poetry

Heritage of the American West
Francie Ganje's monthly live performance series from the High Plains Heritage Center in
  Spearfish, South Dakota

 Live! With Jim Thompson
On the air (and internet) Monday through Friday with his live call-in program 
that covers Western issues and often features Cowboy Poetry

Range Radio
Delivering the sound and musical texture of the American West

Real West from the Old West
Totsie Slover's weekly radio show with Western and cowboy poetry and music

Saddle Sores from a Saddle Tramp
Mason Tibbs' weekly radio show
is a mix of cowboy humor, poetry and classic western music.

Spirit of the West
Hugh McLennan's award-winning radio show reaches the world with Cowboy Poetry, Western music,  
 working cowboys, ranchers, horse trainers, vets, and news from the rangeland 

Waynetta's Western Roundup
Storyteller Waynetta Ausmus's hour-long radio show with Western music, Western Swing, Classic Country, Cowboy Poetry and Storytelling, and interviews.

The Western Heritage Show
"Toe Tappin" Tommy Tucker and Charlie Camden bring music, Cowboy Poetry, studio 
guests and call-ins to the airwaves in their top-rated radio show

The Western Jukebox 2
Bob O'Donnell hosts hours of cowboy poetry and Western music six days a week, with a cowboy poetry show on Saturdays.

 

  

Youth Programs:

All About Cowboys for Kids
Award-winning videos and music for the whole family; entertaining, educational, and fun looks
  at the old West and today's working West 

From the Ground Up
TJ Casey's school residencies program teaches Western Heritage through Cowboy Poetry

Spurrin' the Words
Recommended for all poets, excellent Cowboy Poetry guides by Montana 4-H

 

Video:

Ridin' & Rhymin'
The award-winning documentary about a living legend, female cowboy
 and poet Georgie Sicking

Cowboy Poetry: A Woman Ranching the Rockies
Kent Gunnufson's insightful portrait of poet and rancher Peggy Godfrey

Why the Cowboy Sings
The award-winning video from Hal Cannon and Taki Telodonis that premiered at the 
2002 Olympics, a documentary look at the authentic West and its music

All About Cowboys for Kids
Award-winning videos and music for the whole family; entertaining, educational, and fun looks
  at the old West and today's working West 

 

More:


National Day of the Cowboy
Celebrated each July

Windbreak House
Linda Hasselstrom's writing retreat for women writers

 


 

Western Art and Artists

 

Art Spur
Pictures worth a thousand words...and worthy of poetry.
Contemporary Western art selections serve as poets' inspirations

R.S. Riddick
R.S. Riddick's painting, "Heads or Tails," is the 2012
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

Duward Campbell
Duward Campbell's painting, "Pilgrim," is the 2011
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

Bill Owen
 Bill Owen's painting, "Born to This Land," is the 2010
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

Bob Coronato
Bob Coronato's painting, ""The Horse Wrangler Gather’d The Morning Mounts..." is the 2010
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

William Matthews
William Matthews' painting "Waxed Jacket" is the 2008
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

Tim Cox
Top Western artist Tim Cox' painting, "At His Own Pace," is the 2007
Cowboy Poetry Week poster and an Art Spur subject

Joelle Smith
Joelle Smith (1958-2005) noted artist, horsewoman, and friend to many. Her "Heading Home" was the 
2006 Cowboy Poetry Week poster, The BAR-D Roundup cover, and an Art Spur subject

Don Dane
A popular, award-winning artist whose work
has a particular focus on "cowboys, horses, and cattle."  

Mick B. Harrison
This notable South Dakota artist paints what he knows;
his work inspires poets in our Art Spur project

Nikole Morgan
Colorado photographer and working ranch wife Nikole Morgan
 inspires poets in our Art Spur project

Tom Morgan
This eighth generation Texan's bronze sculpture
inspires poets in our Art Spur project

Julie Rogers
The work of this award-winning Utah artist and rancher is our 
2004 Cowboy Poetry Week poster

Scott Nelson
North Dakota rancher and artist Scott Nelson
2011 Christmas Art Spur artist

Shawn Cameron
Noted Arizona artist and rancher Shawn Cameron
2011 Art Spur artist

 


 

Of Western Interest

 

Western Folklife Center
Home of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Western Music Association
A vibrant organization of musicians, poets, and others promoting, preserving,
and performing Western arts  

National Day of the Cowboy
News, links, features and more

 


 

 

www.cowboypoetry.com

 

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