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The twelfth annual Cowboy Poetry Week is celebrated April 21-27, 2013.

This is page 2 of Cowboy Poetry Week information, which lists some ideas for getting involved.

This page lists the 2013 activities of friends of cowboy poetry: poets, performers, radio disk jockeys, and others. It is added to continually.

See the description of Cowboy Poetry Week and more on Page 1.

Poets and friends of cowboy poetry: 

Get your schools, libraries, and community involved!  Perform your poetry, donate a book, share your knowledge.  Read about ways to get involved below.

Write to your states' Representatives and Senators, and to your states' Art Council. Let them know about Cowboy Poetry Week and send a short poem. See more about that below.

Many poets and others will pursue Cowboy Poetry Week proclamations from Governors and Mayors. You can represent your state (see more about how to do that below).

See our 2013 media release, below.

Poets' and others' 2013 activities are below.

 

   

 


2012, Shawn Cameron;  shawncameron.com
Web reproduction permitted for Cowboy Poetry Week promotion with the credit line included:
"Making Adjustments" 2012, by Shawn Cameron, ShawnCameron.com; Cowboy Poetry Week 2013, CowboyPoetry.com"
 Publications, email us for high resolution print reproduction information.


We're pleased to feature noted Arizona artist, poet, and fourth-generation rancher Shawn Cameron's (shawncameron.com) painting, "Making Adjustments," as the 2013 Cowboy Poetry Week poster painting, and as Art Spur  subject

Shawn Cameron comments on the painting:

I have spent my life watching cowboys work and noted the horses, equipment and attitudes they possess. The best ones are alert to what is ahead and prepare themselves accordingly. "Making Adjustments" is a painting of a good hand, Toby Foote, checking his cinch before roping calves to be branded.

Shawn Cameron's work has been included in the Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Heart of the West at the National Cowgirl Museum in Ft. Worth, Texas; Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona; the C.M. Russell Auction in Great Falls, Montana; and many other venues. Her paintings can be seen in Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming and Tierney Fine Art in Bozeman, Montana. Her art has graced posters for the Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.

Find more about Shawn Cameron and her art in our feature here and visit her web site (and blog) at ShawnCameron.com.

Posters are not sold. They are offered to libraries in our Rural Library Program and to supporters of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, which sponsors CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Program, and all of our programs.

 


 
 2007 poster image by Tim Cox 2006 poster image from Joelle Smith's "Heading Home" 2004 image by Julie Rogers 2003 image by Bill Anton 2005 image by Kent Rollins
 

  Cowboy Poetry Week News and Events

Below:

Cowboy Poetry Week News and Events

 Email us your 2013 news and reports.

See the main Cowboy Poetry Week page here.

 


Cowboy Poetry Week News

(Find examples of last year's activities and events here)

See the Events calendar for all event listings.

Events and activities below, newest on page 2
 

  Nevada poet and writer Hal Swift  is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

Posted 2/13


Posted 2/13


   Utah poet Stan Tixier is a hard-working organizer of Cowboy Poetry Week events at Utah's Weber County a libraries each year. For 2013, he has set up these events:

 

April 22, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Weber County Main Library  Ogden, Utah   ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Monday, April 22 7:00 p.m.
Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave. Ogden, UT 84401

Sam DeLeeuw, poet, Drifter and Miss Judy, music

 

April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Weber County North Branch Library  North Ogden, Utah ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
North Ogden Branch, 475 E 2600 N, North Ogden, UT 84404

Stan Tixier, poet, Brian Arnold/Saddle Strings, music

 

 

April 24, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Weber County Southwest Branch Library  Roy, Utah  ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Southwest Branch, 1950 W 4800 S, Roy, UT 84067

Bob Christensen, poet; Dave Anderson, music

 

April 24, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Ogden Valley Branch Library  Huntsville, Utah 
~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Ogden Valley Branch, 131 S 7400 E, Huntsville, UT 84317

Stan Tixier, poet, Mike Iverson/Blue Sage, music

 

April 25, 2013
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Weber County Pleasant Valley Branch, Washington Terrace, Utah  ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 Adams Parkway, Washington Terrace, UT 84403

Steve Spencer, poet, Coyotee Moon, music

Posted 2/13


  Lynn Kopelke reports that the Columbia Chapter of the Western Music Association is working on events in Prescott, Goldendale, and Enumclaw, Washington and in the Pendleton area of Oregon.

Posted 2/13


April 23, 2013
Sixth annual Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Prescott Library Prescott, Washington ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week
 

Amy Rosenburg of Washington's Prescott Community Library writes:

The Prescott Library in Prescott, Washington is pleased to host its annual Cowboy Poetry night on Tuesday, April 23 beginning at 7pm.

Featuring:

A performance by
Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue.

Open mic performances by local Cowboy Poets.

A poetry contest for poets young and old.

Refreshments provided by the Prescott Friends of the Library


April 23, 2013, 7pm, Prescott Lions Hall (next door to the library)

FREE--everyone welcome!

Posted 2/13


  Poet David L. Carlton, seventh-generation Floridian raised in the cattle industry, is working with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and Jim Boxold, the Director of Cabinet Affairs, on a Cabinet resolution from the State of Florida for Cowboy Poetry Week.

Posted 2/13


   Texas writer and poet Linda Kirkpatrick is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Posted 2/13


  The 5th annual Songs of the Cowboys in Cody, Wyoming, celebrates Cowboy Poetry Week at their event, April 19-21, 2013.  Details are forthcoming.

April 19-21, 2013
5th Annual Songs of the Cowboys Cody, Wyoming ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Posted 2/13


   Washington poet and songwriter Lynn Kopelke is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Posted 2/13


    Montana poet, picker, and ranch hand DW Groethe is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

Posted 2/13


 The April/May, 2013 issue of American Cowboy magazine reviews The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Seven and comments on the history of CowboyPoetry.com. The article, by Charley Engel, journalist and host of Calling All Cowboys radio, also includes an image of the 2013 Cowboy Poetry Week poster (with art by Shawn Cameron).

Posted 3/4


   Reciter Jerry Brooks is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

[photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski; see her gallery of western performers and others here.]

Posted 3/4


   Poet and reciter Dick Morton and poet and writer Jane Morton are pursuing recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

Posted 3/4


  North Carolina poet and reciter Keith Ward is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

Posted 3/4


   Radio broadcaster Jarle Kvale of KEYA Public Radio is pursuing recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.


   Poet and reciter Dick Morton and poet and writer Jane Morton are pursuing recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Posted 3/4


    Poet and storyteller Marci Broyhill (www.marcibroyhill.com) is pursuing recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman.

Posted 3/4


  Dianetribitt2007.jpg (18039 bytes)  Poet and songwriter Diane Tribitt is pursuing recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

Posted 3/6


   Oklahoma poet, songwriter, and rancher Jay Snider is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

   Idaho poet Bobbie Hunter is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Idaho Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter.

Posted 3/7


  Radio host Totsie Slover is pursuing a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.

Posted 3/7

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