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We've indexed the books listed below 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 more books in this index, which will be added to continually.

Below you'll find the list of all books (and sometimes recordings) indexed and a comprehensive poet index with poem titles.

There are links to the individual indexes for each book on separate pages that include poets' names and poem titles.

We're starting to index periodicals as well, and will eventually incorporate those indexes in the index below.  Currently, each periodical has its own page: Dry Crik Review, Boots, and From Texas to Montana.

Our thanks to poet Gene O'Quinn for helping with this project with his indexing of so many of the books and publications.  

List of Books Indexed

Poets and Poems Index



When at the sign: Anthology
I climbed aboard the lyric bus,
The poems that appeal to me
Are often by Anonymous.
Behold amid the classic crew
Is one of whom Fame made no fuss,
A rhyming rascal no one knew,--Anonymous.

My name's a dud: 'mid poets I'm
A leek among asparagus;
Yet let me make a lilt of rhyme
And publish it anonymous;
Sweet, simple, short, a snatch of song
Anthologists might prize, and thus
My lyric life I might prolong,--Anonymous.

So when senile and all forgot
My memory is minimus,
In some anthology new-bought
I'll read a rhyme anonymous:
A saucy air that pleaseth me,
And I will say: "Who is this cuss?"
And wonder: "Are you he or she,--Anonymous?"

by Robert Service

(Thanks to Gene O'Quinn for leading us to this poem and to The Original Home Page of Robert Service for their kind permission to post it.)

As we add to this index, we welcome your suggestions for books to include, and your own compilations of such indexes from other books.  Please email us with your comments.

On separate pages, we have:



Books and Periodicals Indexed to date

Title abbreviations in parentheses are used in the poets' name index.  Click the book title for the complete listing of the book's poems and poets.

Here's an alphabetical list of books and periodicals indexed, with more information below for each:

Between Earth and Sky : Poets of the Cowboy West

Boots (periodical, on a separate page)

Buckaroo, Visions and Voices of the American Cowboy

Cattle, Horses, Sky, and Grass, Cowboy Poetry of the Late Twentieth Century

Coolin' Down, An Anthology of Cowboy Poetry

Cowgirl Poetry

Cowboy Love Poetry: Verse from the Heart of the West

Cowboy Poetry: A Gathering

Cowboy Poetry Classics (CD)

Cowboy Poetry From Utah

Cowboy Poetry Matters: From Abilene to the Mainstream : Contemporary Cowboy Writing  

Cowboy Poetry:  The Reunion

Cowboys are Part Human: A Collection of Western Poems

Dry Crik Review (periodical, on a separate page)

From Texas to Montana (periodical, on a separate page)

Graining the Mare

Home on the Range, Cowboy Poetry

Humorous Cowboy Poetry

Jack Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys, 1921 edition  (separate page)

Maverick Western Verse

New Cowboy Poetry:  A Contemporary Gathering

Riding the Northern Range: Poems from the Last Best-West

Ten Years' Gatherings; Montana Poems and Stories

Wyoming's Cowboy Poets and Their Poetry

Click to view at Amazon.com  Between Earth and Sky : Poets of the Cowboy West (BES)
edited by Anne Heath Widmark; photographs by Kent Reeves; foreword by Kim R. Stafford
W. W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1995

Full index here

There is an Amazon listing here and this book is available from SilverCreek Books & Music..

boots190.jpg (19705 bytes)  Boots  (periodical)
edited by Ethie Corrigan, Challis, Idaho 1990-95, all 10 issues

Full index here.  (Periodical indexes are not yet incorporated into the master poet index.)

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled the poetry index for this periodical.

Copies are rare. 

  Buckaroo, Visions and Voices of the American Cowboy (BVV) edited by Hal Cannon and Thomas West, (William Matthews, creative director and watercolor artist)
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993. 

The book includes a CD with additional selections.  Poems on the CD are marked as such.

Full index here.

This book is out of print, but available from the Western Folklife Center and sometimes available from used book outlets.

  Cattle, Horses, Sky, and Grass, Cowboy Poetry of the Late Twentieth Century (CHSG)
edited by Warren Miller, illustrated by Joe Beeler
Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1994

Full index here.

This book is out of print.  

  Coolin' Down, An Anthology of Cowboy Poetry (CD)
compiled by Phil Martin, illustrations by Keith Avery, Duward Campbell, and Bob Peterson
Guy Logsdon Books, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1992

Full index here.

This book is out of print.   

Click to view at Amazon.com  Cowboy Love Poetry: Verse from the Heart of the West (CLP)
edited by Paddy Calistro, Jack Lamb and Jean Penn; foreword by Waddie Mitchell
Angel City Press, Santa Monica, CA 1994

Full index here.

Available from the publisher and from Amazon and other sources including SilverCreek Books & Music.

Click to view at Amazon.com  Cowboy Poetry: A Gathering (CPG)
edited and with an index by Hal Cannon
Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, UT, 1985

Full index here.

Available from the publisher and from Amazon and other sources including SilverCreek Books & Music.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.


Cowboy Poetry Classics CD  (CPCD)
Compiled, produced, and annotated by David Stanley, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003

Full index here.

Available from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.


  Cowboy Poetry from Utah, an Anthology (CPUT)
edited and compiled with essays and biographies by Carol A. Edison, Illustrated by F. Euray Anderson, Utah Folklife Center, Salt Lake City, 1985

Full index here.

This book is out of print.


Click for Amazon  Cowboy Poetry Matters: From Abilene to the Mainstream : Contemporary Cowboy Writing (CPM) edited by Robert McDowell, Story Line Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2002

Full index here.

Available from Amazon and other sources

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.


cpreunionbk.jpg (25377 bytes)  Cowboy Poetry:  The Reunion (CPR) edited by Virginia Bennett, Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah 2004   Cover art by Buckeye Blake, interior illustrations by Walt LaRue, designed by Meghan Merker

Full index here.  

See our feature about this book, which includes the introduction, here.

See our review of Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion here.

Available from the publisher and from Amazon and other sources

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

Click for Amazon  Cowboys are Part Human: A Collection of Western Poems (CPH)
edited by Ellen Schmidt & Dona Schreur Southwest Whispers, Safford, Arizona, 1998

Full index here.

Available from Amazon and other sources.


  Cowgirl Poetry, 100 Years of Ridin' and Rhymin (CGP)  edited by Virginia Bennett, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Layton, Utah,  2001.   Illustrations by Meghan Merker

Full index here.  

See our feature about this book here.

This book is available from Amazon and from the publisher

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

  Dry Crik Review (periodical)
edited by John Dofflemyer, Lemon Cove, California, 1991-1994, all 12 issues (3 of which were double issues)

Full index here(Periodical indexes are not yet incorporated into the master poet index.)

Copies are sometimes available from used book dealers.

fromttwo.jpg (11421 bytes)  From Texas to Montana  (periodical)
edited by Jeff Streeby, Dallywelter Press, Great Falls, Montana, 1995, 1996, and 1998, all 3 issues

Full index here(Periodical indexes are not yet incorporated into the master poet index.)

Copies are sometimes available from used book dealers.

  Graining the Mare : The Poetry of Ranch Women (GM) by Teresa Jordan, editor and photographer, 1994, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Layton, Utah; cover, "Blue Ball Horses" by Donna Howell-Sickles 

Full index here

This book is out of print but there may be copies available through Amazon and the book may be available from the Western Folklife Center.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

Click to view at Amazon.com  Home on the Range, Cowboy Poetry (HR) selected by Paul B. Janeczko, pictures by Bernie Fuchs Dial Books, a division of Penguin USA, New York, NY 1997

Full index here.

Available from Amazon and other sources.

  Humorous Cowboy Poetry, A Knee Slappin' Gathering (HCP), edited by Dawn Valentine Hadlock and Madge Baird, Gibbs Smith, Layton, Utah, 1995.  Cover Art by Boots Reynolds

Full index here.

Available from the publisher and from Amazon and other sources including SilverCreek Books & Music.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

  Maverick Western Verse  (MWV)
edited by John Dofflemyer, Gibbs Smith, Logan Utah, 1994. 

Full index here.

This book is out of print, but often available at used book outlets.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

Click to view at Amazon.com  New Cowboy Poetry:  A Contemporary Gathering (NCPG)
edited and with an index by Hal Cannon, Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., Peregrine Smith Books, Salt Lake City, 1990

Full index here.

Available from the publisher and from Amazon and other sources including SilverCreek Books & Music.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.


   Riding the Northern Range: Poems from the Last Best-West, (RNR) edited by Ted Stone; Red Deer College Press, Red Deer, Alberta, 1993 

Full index here.

There is an Amazon listing here and this book is available from SilverCreek Books & Music.

Poet Gene O'Quinn compiled this book's index.

  Ten Years' Gatherings; Montana Poems and Stories, (MPS) edited by Gwen Petersen, Sandy Seaton, Afton Bloxham, and Betty Lynne McCarthy; Ranch Country Publishing, Big Timber, Montana, 1995

Full index here.

This book is out of print, but may be available through used book outlets.

Wyocpbk.jpg (7975 bytes)  Wyoming's Cowboy Poets and Their Poetry, (WCP) edited by Jean Henry-Mead; Medallion Books, Evansville, Wyoming, 2004, with an introduction by Gwen Peterson.

Full index here.  See a review of this book here.

This book is available from the editor's web site and is also available by check or money order from Medallion Books, 8344 Shady Lane, Evansville, WY 82636 for $19.95 postpaid (paperback) or $27.45 postpaid (hardcover). Please add 5% sales tax if ordered within Wyoming.  


Always more to come...

Poets and Poems Index / Comprehensive Index

Abbreviations in parentheses refer to the book that includes the individual poem. Click the abbreviation for the book's index.  

Poets with work or featured at CowboyPoetry.com have hyperlinked names.

"Anonymous" poems are at the end of this list.


James Barton Adams 
"At a Cowboy Dance" (CLP)
"A Cowboy's Hopeless Love" (CLP)
"A Cowboy's Worrying Love" (CLP)
"The Transformation of a Texas Girl" (CLP)

"The Cowboy's Dance Song" (CPG)

"A Cowboy's Dance Song" recited by Glenn Ohrlin (CPCD)

Gerry Allen 
"By a Nose" (CPH)

J. B. Allen  
"The Cook's Tale" (CD)
"The Final Score" (CD)
"The 'Medicine' Keepers" (CD)

"Alchemists" (CHSG)
"Bunkhouse Lawyer" (CHSG)
"Greater Love" (CHSG)
"Wanderlust" (CHSG)

"Matrimonial Martyrs" (CLP)
"Sparks" (CLP)

"Mementoes" (BVV)
"New Trails" (BVV)
"Rites of Passage" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Sowers and Reapers" (BVV)
sings the traditional "I'd Like to be in Texas for the Roundup in the Spring" on the CD (BVV)

"The Medicine Keepers" (CPM)
"Nighthawk Notions" (CPM)
"Reasons for Stayin'"  (CPM)
"Treasures"  (CPM)
"Wisps"  (CPM)

recites "The Old Night Hawk" by Bruce Kiskaddon (CPCD)

Ray Anderson
"The Longhorn Exodus" (RNR)

Vic Anderson
"Ride Easy, Pard"  (MPS)

Darrell Arnold 
"There's Somethin' That a Cowboy Knows" (NCPG)

"The Perfect Tool" (CPR)

Linda Ash
"Bellerin' and Bawlin'" (CPG)

Carlos Ashley
"Ol' Edgar Martin" (CPG)

"Epilogue" recited by Baxter Black (CPCD)
"Bob Sears' Chili Joint" recited by Red Steagall (CPCD)

Mary Austin
"The Rhyme of the Pronghorns" (CGP)

"The Muster" (CGP)

Keith Avery
"Bronc Stompers Sage Wisdom" (CD)
"King of the World" (CD)

"King of the World" (HR)

Layle Bagley
"Pokey" (HCP)

Ron Bailey
"Abandoned Ranch" (WCP)

David J. Ball 
"The Cowboy and the Genie" (HCP)

Dele Ball
"The Lone Post" (CGP)

Linda Bark'karie
"Ridin'" (CGP)

Elizabeth Bancroft
"Lawn Lessons" (MWV)
"Winter Solstice" (MWV)

S. Omar Barker 
"For the Love of Lily" (CLP)
"Jest Bring Me Back My Cowgirl Gal!" (CLP)
"Lonesome" (CLP)
"One Way of Proposin'" (CLP)

"Bear Ropin' Buckaroo" (CPG)
"Jack Potter's Courtin'" (CPG)

"Rain on the Range" (HR)

"Cowpen Moo-Sic" (BVV)

"'Purt Near!'" recited by Peggy Godfrey (CPCD)
"Rain on the Range" recited by Bill Wood (CPCD)

"Bear Ropin' Buckaroo" (HCP)
"Buckaroo's Squelch" (HCP)
"Cowboy at College" (HCP)
"Judge Bean's Bear" (HCP)
"'Purt Near!'" (HCP)
"Thirsty Cowboy" (HCP)

Owen Barton
"Early Morning Roundup" (CPG)
"My Ol' Stetson" (CPG)

Sally Harper Bates
"Fears" (CHSG)
"That Harlot Sky" (CHSG)
"The Old Man" (CHSG)
"Why the Chase" (CHSG)

"Dry Camps" (CGP)
"Generic Titles" (CGP)
"I Never Wanted to 'Mother Up'" (CGP)

"Oh~You~Cowboys" (CPR)

"Ride to the Cattle" (GM)

Sarah Bauer
"Figure Eights" (MPS)
"Laddie Meyers" (MPS)
"On the Anvil" (MPS)

Finley H. (Fin)  Bayles
"The Death of Juan Chacon" (NCPG)

"The Day Me and Strawberry Fell" (CPUT)
"Outlaw Country" (CPUT)
"Sooner and the Serpent" (CPUT)

Jo Becksted
"The Cattleman's Prayer" (CGP)

J. W. Beeson
"The Bear Trap" (CD)
"The Last of a Breed" (CD)

"Rosie's Eagle" (CLP)

Don Bell
"Going to the Shawnee Rodeo" (CPG)

Pete Bennett
"If We All Rode Horses Like the Ones We Used to Ride" (CPR)

Virginia Bennett
"You Probably Know This Guy" (HR)

"The Lion"  (CPM)
"Social Justice"  (CPM)
"Such Control"  (CPM)
"Tapestry of Knots"  (CPM)

recites "The Smell of Rain" by Sharlot Hall (CPCD)

"All That is Left" (CGP)
"El Fuego de Sonora" (CGP)

"The Hazards of Braggin'" (HCP)
"Nice Work If You Can Get It" (HCP)
"Storms of the Divide" (HCP)

"Songs on the Nightwind" (CPR)

"For Grampa" (GM)
"The Tough Goodbye" (GM)

C. J. Berkman
"In the Blood" (MWV)

Doris Bircham
"Riding the Wind" (HR)

"Foreclosure" (RNR)
"He Tells It Like It Was" (
"On The Move" (

"Centennial Quilting" (MWV)
"he tells it like it was" (MWV)
"Morning Prelude" (MWV)
"Transplanted" (MWV)

"After the Funeral" (GM)
"Coffee Row" (GM)
"leaving" (GM)
"weaning time" (GM)

Baxter Black 
"Legacy of the Rodeo Man" (CD)

"The Big High and Lonesome" (CPG)
"A Time to Stay, a Time to Go" (CPG)

recites "Epilogue" by Carlos Ashley (CPCD)

Afton Bloxham
"Hayin'" (HR)

"Hayin'" (RNR)
"The Last Rites" (
"The Settlers" (
"Spring Drive" (

"What Counts Most" (GM)

"Calving Time" (MPS)
"For Yesterday" (MPS)
"Noah and the First Roundup" (MPS)

Judy Blunt
"Josephine Hall" (GM)
"Sisters" (GM)
"At the Stockman Bar, Where the Men Fall in Love, and the Women Just Fall" (GM)

Barbara Bockelman 
"The Cowtank" (CGP)

Jim Bollers
"Fill Up Those Glasses, Bartender" (CPG)

Jon Bowerman
"For Jeff" (CPG)
"Tribute to Freckles and Tornado" (CPG)

"Calvin'"  (CPM)
"The Hunter"  (CPM)
"Last Visit with the Banker"  (CPM)
"The Runaways"  (CPM)
"The Saturday Matinee"  (CPM)

Dan Bradshaw
"Chickens and Cows" (CHSG)
"Cow Gas" (CHSG)
"I'll Be Go to Hell" (CHSG)
"The Vet" (CHSG)

Helen Kay Brander and June Brander Gilman 
"People Will Talk" (GM)

Frank A. Brewer
"The Legion of the Lost" (CPUT)
"Old Horse" (CPUT)

F. Allan Brewer
"The Devil's Circle" by F. Allan Brewer and Frances B. Steiner (CPUT)
"Modern Cowboy" (CPUT)
"A Most Colorful Life" (CPUT)

E. A. Brininstool 
"The Cowgirl" (CLP)
"A Cowpunch Courtship" (CLP)
"'Cupid' on a Cow Ranch" (CLP)
"Juanita" (CLP)
"A Locoed Outfit" (CLP)
"Love On the 'Bar-X'" (CLP)
"'Suffrage" in Sagebrush (CLP)

Darin Brookman
"Tempered Souls" (CPR)

Ed Brown
"Cow's Head" (CHSG)
"A Grisly Tale, or The Below Zero Hero" (CHSG)
"I'm Teaching School, Not Dead" (CHSG)
"Matrimony" (CHSG)

"Cowdogs" (NCPG)
"Saloons" (NCPG)

"Bronc Ride" (HCP)
"Cowboy's Boys" (HCP)
"More Shorter" (HCP)

"In the Eye of the Beholder" (MWV)

"Small Towns" (CPR)

Karen  Brown
"Sonnet of the Sage" (CPR)

Robert R. Brown
"Charlie Jones"  (CPM)
"Mysterious Maiden"  (CPM)
"Old Never"  (CPM)

Curt  Brummett 
"Brownie Was a Good Sport" (short story) (CD) 

"Buckshot Dot" see Dee Strickland Johnson

Lucille Bradley Bush
"Swappin' Yarns at Roundup" (CPUT)
"Beatty, Nevada" (CPUT)

Laurie Wagner Buyer
"Sego Lily" (CLP)
"Thirty Nine" (CLP)

"Bareback"  (CPM)
"Kneading Bread"  (CPM)
"Letters"  (CPM)
"Madge"  (CPM)
"Smell of Sage"  (CPM)
"Sunderance"  (CPM)
"When I Came West"  (CPM)
"Wooing the Wanton Mare"  (CPM)

"For Brandy at Age 21" (CGP)
"Horseback, Through Snow" (CGP)
"Sammy Blue's Rabbit Chasing Days" (CGP)

"Haiku from the Mountains" (MWV)
"Mud Creek Beaver" (MWV)
"Smell of Sage" (MWV)
"Through Aspens and Beyond" (MWV)

"His Horses"  (CPR)

"Eight Rabbits" (GM)
"Gathering Mint" (GM)
"Purple Tulips" (GM)

Ellis Campbell
"Wanda Jill"  (CPR)

Deb Carpenter
"Two Dogs" (CGP)

Bill Carlson
"Death of the Wild Horse" (MPS)
"Range Horses" (MPS)
"Settin' on a Bucket in the Shade" (MPS)

Robert V. Carr
"A Romance of the Range" (
"An' A Two-Step's What They Play" (CLP)
"Down at Haller's Dancin'" (CLP)
"Love Lyrics of a Cowboy" (CLP)
"The Man You Couldn't Get" (CLP)
"Real Affection" (CLP)
"That There Girl" (CLP)
"Them Heap Big Thoughts" (CLP)
"Times Heavy Hand" (CLP)
"To Dance With Her" (CLP)

Nona Kelley Carver
"The Brand" (CPH)
"Chili Pepper Pete" (CPH)
"Cowboy Who's Who" (CPH)
"Daughter of the Prairie" (CPH)
"Grandpa's Gift" (CPH)
"The Old Barn" (CPH)

Jo Casteel
"The Silence" (CGP)
"Somethin' Strange" (CGP)
"Sure Am Lucky" (CGP)

Anastacio Castillo
recites  "El Corrido de Kiansas" (anonymous) (CPCD)

Bruce Caswell 
"Brain Transplant" (HCP)
"Rancher's Reward" (HCP)

Ron Chappell
"Cliff Dwellers" (MWV)
"Kings, Tonight" (MWV)

Larry Chittenden
"The Cowboy's Christmas Ball" (CPG)

Bob Christensen
"Rancher's Revenge" (NCPG)

Charles "Badger" Clark
"A Bad Half Hour" (CLP)
"A Border Affair" (CLP)
"The Tied Maverick" (CLP)

"A Cowboy's Prayer" (CPG)

"The Old Cow Man" (BVV)

"From Town" recited by John Dofflemyer (CPCD)
"The Legend of Boastful Bill" recited by Paul Zarzyski (CPCD)
"The Smoke-Blue Plains" recited by Elizabeth Ebert (CPCD)

"Ridin'" (CPR)

Wallace David Coburn 
"The Cowboy's Fate" (RNR)
"The Stampede" (RNR)
"Sunrise in the Bad Lands" (RNR)

"The Cowboy's Reply" (CPR)

Jane Candia Coleman
"Letter from San Pedro" (HR)

"Flowering Almond" (GM)
"Old Pete" (GM)
"Poor Will's Widow" (GM)
"Sandhill Cranes" (GM)

Wayne Cornett 
"The Tall Timid Cowboy" (HCP)

Ellie Corrigan
"Gun Powder and Calico" (MPS)
"Savage Santa Claus" (MPS)

Ethie Corrigan
"Spirit of the Poem" (MPS)

Bob Court
"Ropin' the Iron Horse" (HCP)

Peggy Simpson Curry 
"The Hunt" (GM)
"Jack Patton" (GM)
"When Words First Spoke to Me" (GM)

Dakota Slim
"Hoss Trader" (HCP)
"Just Thirsty" (HCP)
"Old Cows" (HCP)

Doris Daley
recites "They Keep A-Stealing on You in the Night" by Rhoda Sivell (CPCD)

"Bones" (CGP)
"100 Years from Now" (CGP)

"Love is Blind" (CPR)

Ruth Daniels
"Noise Level" (MWV)
"Small Town Dying" (MWV)

"City Cousin" (GM)
"Cowpath" (GM)

Doug Davis 
"The Cowboy's Diet" (CPH)

Pete Davis
"Measured by Number" (WCP)
"A Time an' Place" (WCP)

Mike Dawson
"Cowboy Common Sense" (CHSG)
"Fifty Dollars" (CHSG)
"The Young Cowboy" (CHSG)

Honey DeFord
"Bandito Gold" (WCP)
"Vi" (WCP)

Lyn DeNaeyer, see Messersmith, Lyn DeNaeyer

Frank Desprez 
"Lasca" (CLP)

Duane Dickinson
"The Long, Long Texas Trail" (MPS)
"Ride, Cowboy, Ride" (MPS)

John Dofflemeyer
"Blackrock Pass" (NCPG)
"Drought of Seventy-seven" (NCPG)
"'Til I Depart" (NCPG)

"Chagoopa Plateau" (BES)
"The Sierra's Spine" (BES)
"Upstream" (BES)
"When the Redbuds Come" (BES)

"The Aliens"  (CPM)
"One, April"  (CPM)
"To Have a Man"  (CPM)
"Twenty-sixth Winter"  (CPM)

recites "From Town" by Charles Badger Clark (CPCD)

"One Moment, Please!" (CPR)

Bunny Dryden
"Angel Wranglers" (CPH)

Jay Dusard
"Good Buckskin Horse" (MWV)
"Southwestern Suite Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall" (MWV)
"Spring, 1965" (MWV)

Gordon Eastman
"Buckskin Flats" (CPG)

Gordon Eastman
"The Magpie" (MPS)
"Sunset" (MPS)

Tom Eaton
"Dude Wrangler's Lament" (MPS)
"Riding" (MPS)
"Silhouette" (MPS)

Elizabeth  Ebert 
"An Old Cowboy's Prayer" (CD)
"Store Candy" (CD)

recites "The Smoke-Blue Plains" by Charles Badger Clark (CPCD)

"Cowboy Courtin' Time" (CGP)
"She Loved Her Horses" (CGP)

"The Cemetery" (HCP)
"The Last Great Rabbit Hunt" (HCP)

"An Ordinary Morning" (GM)
"Song from the Day the Pump Broke" (GM)
"Store Candy" (GM)

"He Talked About Montana" (MPS)
"No One Ever Wrote Me a Love Poem" (MPS)
"The Saga of the Rancher's Son" (MPS)

Don Edwards
sings the traditional "Colorado Trail" on the CD (BVV)
sings the traditional "Home on the Range" with Riders in the Sky on the CD (BVV)

Gretel Ehrlich 
"Born in the Afternoon" (GM)
"For David" (GM)
"The Orchard" (GM)

Fred G. Ellis 
"Dear Mr. Auctioneer" (HCP)
"Dear Mr. Foreman" (HCP)

Martha Downer Ellis 
"Happy Birthday" (GM)
"Never Let Us Think" (GM)

Donna Hacking Ericson
"The Odor at the Riddle Ranch Dance" (HCP)

Ernie Fanning 
"One Red Rose" (CPG)
"The Vanishing Valley" (CPG)

Charles Firnekas
"Champion" (WCP)
"Hole in the Wall" (WCP)

Marion Fitzgerald
"Among Udder Things" (CGP)
"Country Girls" (CGP)

"Banjo, May I Have This Dance" (CPR)

Ray Fitzgerald
"The Wood Jingler" (CHSG)
"Progress (Dewey's Brandin')" (CHSG)
"Reminisicin'" (CHSG)

C. Rolf M. Flake 
"That Dog" (CPH)

Florene Flatt
"Last Laugh" (HCP)

Curley Fletcher
"The Cowboy's Prayer" (CPG)
"The Flyin' Outlaw" (CPG)
"The Strawberry Roan" (CPG)

"The Sheep-herders Lament" (BVV)

"The Strawberry Roan" recited by Ray Lashley (CPCD)

Robert Fletcher
"The Trail of An Old Timer's Memory (HR)

"The Missouri" (RNR)
"Ringbone Sam" (
"The Trail of the Old Timer's Memory" (

Leon Flick
"Go and Just Buckaroo" (NCPG)
"Listen to the Sun Go Down" (NCPG)

Mary Hannay Foote
"Where the Pelican Builds" (CGP)

Pat Frolander 
"Independence" (CGP)

Wayne Fuller
"Old Green Lizzie" (MPS)

Josephine "Jo" Fulton
"The Bronc Ride" (WCP)

Dennis Gaines  
"Alone" (CD)
"Dem Buckin' Bronco Blues" (CD)

"A Different Point of View" (CPR)

Delia Gist Gardner 
"Hail and Farewell" (CGP)

Gail I. Gardner
"Cowboy Love Song" (CLP)

"The Dude Wrangler" (CPG)
"The Sierry Petes" (CPG)

"The Moonshine Steer" recited by Georgie Sicking (CPCD)
"The Sierry Petes" recited by Gail Steiger (CPCD)

Lloyd M. Gerber
"Real or Fake" (HCP)
"Those Cats" (HCP)

Dick Gibford 
"Cowboy's Toast" (CPG)
"The Last Buckaroo" (CPG)
"The Old Cowman" (CPG)

"The Sound of Spurs" (CPR)

June Brander Gilman 
"Brander Sisters" (CGP)
"Cowgirls of the '30's" (CGP)
"July Thunderstorms" (CGP)

"People Will Talk" (GM) with Helen Kay Brander

"Dignity* and What it's Worth" (MPS)
"Cowgirls of the Thirties" (MPS)
"Solitude" (MPS)

Dana Gioia 
"Can Poetry Matter?" (essay)  (CPM)

Jon Forrest Glade
"Route 138" (MWV)

Peggy Godfrey 
"A Country Graft" (CHSG)
"Free Verse" (CHSG)
"I Tried" (CHSG)
"Real Wealth" (CHSG)
"The Vigil of 559" (CHSG)

"Definition" (HR)
"Old Vogal" (HR)

recites "'Purt Near!'" by S. Omar Barker (CPCD)

"Hank Warner's Lucky Burro" (CGP)
"Real Wealth" (CGP)

"Get It Right, Fella!" (HCP)
"Sellin' Postholes" (HCP)

"Old Vogal" (GM)
"Perfect Wife" (GM)
"Roland" (GM)

Ken Goss
"Last of the Range Riders" (MPS)
"Old Bob" (MPS)
"The Road to Jordan" (MPS)

Jim Green
"Dead Horse Winter" (RNR)
"Hired Guns" (RNR)
"The Kid with the Cut-away Holster" (RNR)
"Wild Card on the North Fork" (RNR)

"Jughandle Smith Goes to Town" (HCP)
"No Time in Sweetgrass" (HCP)

"Bounty Hunter" (MWV)
"Branding Day" (MWV)
"Hired Guns" (MWV)
"Mountain Likker" (MWV)

Roberta Green
"Redwing" (MPS)

Wylie Gustafson
"A Good One" (CPR)

Tami Haaland
"After This"  (CPM)
"August"  (CPM)
"Finding the Trail"  (CPM)

Drummond Hadley 
"Gathering Cattle in the Deertracks Pasture" (CPG)

"Alma de mi alma" (BES)
"Juan's Last Trail"  (BES)
"Song of the WS Ranch"  (BES)

"Cow Tradin' by the Rio Grande" (MWV)
"Gathering Cattle for the Fish Creek Cattle Association Before the Snows
            Trap Them in the High Country, Winter, Jackson Hole 1979, Wyoming" (MWV)
"Grand Canyon" (MWV)
"Lookin' for a Place to Bed Down" (MWV)

Barbara Hall 
"Another Wreck" (CHSG)
"Gates" (CHSG)
"Wind Side of My Horse" (CHSG)

Donald Hall 
"Names of Horses"  (CPM)

Sharlot Hall 
"The Smell of Rain" recited by Virginia Bennett (CPCD)

"Man-sized Job" (CGP)
"Smell of Rain" (CGP)
"Wild Morning Glories" (CGP)

Jim Hammons
"Practicality" (MWV)

Carol Hample 
"The Steering Wheel" (HCP)

R. W. Hampton
"My Maria" (BVV)
"Donny Catch a Horse for Me" (on the CD) (BVV)

"Just Had to Run and Rope Him" (CPR)

Sunny Hancock
"Change on the Range" (
"Cowdogs, Generally Speaking" (CHSG)
"The High-Steppin' Kind" (CHSG)

"A Bear Tale" (on the CD) (BVV)

recites "When You're Throwed" by Bruce Kiskaddon (CPCD)

"Ode To My Lady, My Wife" (CPR)

Audrey Hankins
"Buzzard and Noah" (CHSG)
"Mixed Feelings" (CHSG)
"Rusty, John, and Brown" (CHSG)
"Susie's Dream" (CHSG)

"The Granny Cow" (CGP)
"His Place or Mine" (CGP)
"Wrong Road" (CGP)

"Hollyhocks" (CPR)

"Relapse" (GM)

Jack Hannah 
"The Old Prospector" (CPR)

Ray Hanzlik 
"Cook's Revenge" (CPR)

Larry C. Harmer 
"Ode to a Little Lady..or a Vertical Smile in the Key of 'C'" (CPH)

Cynthia J. Harper 
"Shipwreck, New Mexico" (MWV)

Zay Hartigan
"Will You Still Love Me When My Puppies Are Dogs?" (CPH)

Linda Hasselstrom 
"Carolyn, Miranda, and Me" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Handbook to Ranching" (BVV)
"Rancher Roulette" (BVV)
"Staying in One Place" (BVV)

"Beef Eater"  (CPM)
"Butchering the Crippled Heifer"  (CPM)
"Coffee Cup Cafe"  (CPM)
"Hands"  (CPM)
"Haying: A Four-part Definition"  (CPM)
"My Last Will and Testament"  (CPM)
"What the Falcon Said"  (CPM)

"Coyote Song" (CGP)
"Keeping an Eye Out" (CGP)

"Digging Potatoes" (MWV)
"Drought Year" (MWV)
"Spring" (MWV)
"Uncle" (MWV)

"Priests of the Prairie" (CPR)

"Beef Eater" (GM)
"Driving Into a Storm" (GM)
"Planting Peas" (GM)
"Rancher Roulette" (GM)
"Seasons in South Dakota" (GM)

Gwendolyn Haste
"The Ranch in the Coulee" (CGP)

 Jean Mathisen Haugen
"Cowboy Law" (CPH)

"Cowboy Auction" (WCP)
"Heaven's Reaches" (WCP)

Joel Hayes
"Computer Ranching" (HCP)
"Full Value" (HCP)

Andy Hedges 
"Texas Braggin'" (CPR)

Nyle A. Henderson
"Bueno, Which in Spanish Means Good" (
"How Many Cows" (CPG)

Terry Henderson
"Stinky Tenant" (CGP)

"The Littlest Cowboy" (WCP)
"Ode to the Calf Wrestler" (WCP)

Lynn Hendrickson
"Ridin' to Do" (WCP)
"Savin' the Herd" (WCP)

Brewster Higley 
"Home on the Range" (HR)

"Home on the Range"  (on the CD, sung by Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky) (BVV) Listed as "classic" without author

Debra Coppinger Hill
"Ridin' Drag" (CPH)
"The Stick" (CPH)
"Yellow Slicker" (CPH)

"The Edge" (CGP)
"Listen" (CGP)
"The Yellow Slicker" (CGP)

"Spirits Pure" (CPR (with Jen Hilts)

Jen Hilts 
"Spirits Pure" (CPR) (with Debra Coppinger Hill)

Jim Hofer 
"Matching Green Ribbon" (

Pol Holdermann
"Whatever's Going to Happen to the Land" (MPS)

Joan Hoffman
"Helen" (GM)
"I Remember Being Beautiful" (GM)
"The Lonely, Empty, Prairie Sky" (GM)
"New Ranch Wife" (GM)
"Remembering Willie Mae" (GM)

Linda Hogan 
"Celebration: Birth of a Colt" (GM)
"Left Hand Canyon" (GM)
"The Other Voices" (GM)

The Holaday and Hampton Poet (see Kiskaddon, Bruce) (CPR)

Dave Holl
"How the West Was Lost" (CPH)
"Traditional Ranch Mechanics" (CPH)
"What Do You Wanna Be?" (CPH)

Yvonne Hollenbeck 
"Mortgage One Good Wife" (CGP)

"How Far is Lonesome" (CPR)

Derrell Hollis
"Horsehead Crossing" (CPH)
"The Wager" (CPH)

Jess Howard 
"Racehorse" (CPR)

Suzette Howard
"Wayne's Hands" (CPH)

Stan Howe
"Back Home on the Range" (MPS)
"Ridin' for the Family Brand" (MPS)
"The Trail to Judith Basin" (MPS)

Charlie Hunt
"The Rascal" (HCP)

Yula Sue Hunting 
"Old Age" (CPR)

"Dear Sirs" (CPUT)
"A Fall" (CPUT)

Linda Hussa
"A Birth" (BES)
"The Blue Filly" (BES)
"In This Moment" (BES)
"Under the Hunter Moon" (BES)

"Dear Child"  (CPM)
"Dewclaw" (prose)  (CPM)
"Give Us Rain!"  (CPM)
"I Fix the Fence-The Fence Fixes Me"  (CPM)
"In the Evening Autumn"  (CPM)
"Love Letters"  (CPM)
"The Man Shoeing a Horse and His Little Girl"  (CPM)
"Playing at Doctor"  (CPM)
"Swans"  (CPM)

"His Cowgirl Rides the Copper Horse" (CGP)
"Return" (CGP)

"Love Letters" (MWV)
"The Man Shoeing a Horse and His Little Girl" (MWV)
"Nor a Borrower Be" (MWV)
"Sewing Circle" (MWV)
"Waiting" (MWV)

"The Weir" (CPR)

"The Blue Filly" (GM)
"Homestead in Hell Creek Canyon" (GM)
"Homesteaders, Poor and Dry" (GM)
"Under the Hunter Moon" (GM)
"The Widow Olson" (GM)

Tony Ilardi
"The Dead Horse" (HCP)
"Old Joker" (HCP)

Chris Isaacs 
"The Stampede at Jenny's Café" (CPR)

Hans Peter Iverson
"Hans Peter Iverson's Life History in Verse" (CPUT)

Bette Hartman Jaedicke
"Summer Love" (CPH)
"Trouble in Timber" (CPH)

Carole Jarvis
"Not a Man's Problem" (CHSG)
"Thanks for the Rain" (CHSG)

"A Special Breed" (CPH)

"The First Sure Signs of Spring" (CGP)
"Round-Up Hand" (CGP)

Dan Jarvis
"Mistake" (CPH)

Floyd A. Jensen
"The Day I Roped a Deer" (CPUT)
"Back Home" (CPUT)
"Old Jack Swenson's Ride" (CPUT)

Tim Jobe
"A Second Chance" (CPR)

Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")
"Fredonia" (CGP)
"Herd a-Passin'" (CGP)
"Tomboy" (CGP)

"Recipe for Rough" (CPR)

Jeremiah Johnson 
"We Yearned to Live" (CPH)

Nick Johnson
"Dudes" (CPG)
"Greasin' the Miles" (CPG)

Tony Johnston
"The Barn"  (CPM)
"So Many Horses"  (CPM)
"To the Wild Pony"  (CPM)
"Whispers"  (CPM)

Bill Jones
"Answered Prayer" (CHSG)
"Bert" (CHSG)
"Lover, Fighter, Wild Horse Rider" (CHSG)
"Roundup at the BAR B Bar" (CHSG)

"The Cook's Revenge" (HCP)
"Little Slim" (HCP)
"The Pretzel Hold" (HCP)

"American Hero-for Cary" (MWV)
"Luck of the Draw-for Warren Spriggs" (MWV)

LeRoy Jones
"I'm Working for the Government" (HCP)
"The Preacher's Horse" (HCP)

Teresa Jordan
"Before the Phone"  prose (BVV)
"Kelley," prose from "Riding the White Horse Home" (BVV)
"Old Anne" (BVV)
"My Great-aunt Marie" (on the CD) (BVV)
"My O Dere Children, I Wish You Were Heare." (on the CD and in the book) (BVV)

"Looking Back" (MWV)
"Old Anne" (MWV)

Mick Kaser
"Bugles on the Mornin'" (WCP)

Greg Keeler
"Coyote's Wilderness Lobby" (MWV)
"Do Not Ask" (MWV)
"Llamas in the Landscape" (MWV)
"What's Left of the West" (MWV)

Kay Kelley
"The Ballad of Buzz and Art" (CHSG)
"Spider" (CHSG)
"When Bulls Fight Near the Fence" (CHSG)

"A What?" (NCPG)
"Playing With Foxy's Nose" (NCPG)
"Treasure" (NCPG)

"To Foxy" (CGP)

Leslie Keltner
"The Price of a Horse" (WCP)

Don Kennington
"The Gas Can" (HCP)

Garland Kennington
"Spring's Comin'" (WCP)
"The Title" (WCP)

Phil Kennington
"The Cowboy and the Seagull" (HCP)
"A Cowboy Goes to Town" (HCP)
"Cowboy Granola" (HCP)
"The Lost Cow" (HCP)
"Rocket" (HCP)
"Shotgun Chaps" (HCP)
"The Skunk and the Cowboys" (HCP)

C. Duane Kerr 
"The Cowboy Goes to College" (HCP)

Katie Kidwell
"Four-Leaf Clover" (CGP)

E. J. Kirchoff
"Lost Horse" (HCP)
"Smart Dogs" (HCP)

Bruce Kiskaddon
"That Letter" (CLP)

"Busted" (CPR) as  "The Holaday and Hampton Poet"

"The Cowboy's Dream" (CPG)
"The Little Blue Roam" (CPG)
"The Old Night Hawk" (CPG)
"When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall" (CPG)

"Alone" (BVV)
"That Little Blue Roan" (BVV)
"The Old Night Hawk" (BVV)
"When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall" (BVV)

"Forgotten" recited by Ross Knox (CPCD)
"The Old Night Hawk"  recited by J. B. Allen (CPCD)
"When They've Finished Shippin' Cattle in the Fall" recited by Waddie Mitchell (CPCD)
"When You're Throwed" recited by Sunny Hancock (CPCD)

Echo Roy-Klaproth (see Echo Roy)

Henry Herbert Knibbs
"Old San Antone" (CLP)
"Pony Tracks" (CLP)

"Boomer Johnson" (CPG)

"Boomer Johnson" recited by Randy Rieman (CPCD)
"Where the Ponies Come to Drink" recited by Tom Sharpe (CPCD)

"Walkin' John" (CPR)

Ross Knox
"Man's Best Friend" (CHSG)

"The Dying Times" (CPG)
"Easy Chairs and Saddle Sores" (CPG)
"So Long" (CPG)

recites "Forgotten" by Bruce Kiskaddon (CPCD)

"Memories" (CPR)

Ross and Patty Knox
"Gathering the Double O's Bull" (CHSG)

Ruth Knudtson
"Closure" (MPS)
"Neighbors" (MPS)
Charles A. Kortes 
"Poets Gathering, 1985" (CPG)

John "Jay" Kulm
"A Giant Four-Point Buck" (HCP)

Maxine Kumin 
"The Agnostic Speaks to Her Horse's Hoof"  (CPM)
"Amanda Is Shod"  (CPM)
"Feeding Time"  (CPM)
"Thinking of Death and Dogfood"  (CPM)

Rick Kuntz
"A Day Heaven Sent" (MPS)

Stephen Langer
"Grady" (WCP)
"My Lady and My God" (WCP)

Bill  Larsen
"God's Summer Range" (CD)
"The Grocery List" (CD)

Chuck Larsen
"Treasures by the Hat-Full" (WCP)

Ray Lashley 
recites "The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher (CPCD)

Frank D. Lemon
"Spring Roundup on the San Rafael Desert" (CPUT)
"The Bald-Faced Bay" (CPUT)
"Just a Poor Cowboy" (CPUT)

Margot Liberty 
"Epitaph" (GM)
"Evening, Four Mile" (GM)
"Rain Prayer" (GM)

Frank Linderman 
"To the Coyote" (HR)

"Cabins" (RNR)
"Cayuse Bill" (
"To the Coyote" (
"Get Down an' Come In" (
"Luck" (

Mike Logan 
"The Devil An' Ol' Billie Bob" (CD)

"An Ancient Beaverslide" (NCPG)
"Ol' Cooky" (NCPG)

"Behold a Pale Horse" (RNR)
"Gaggles 'n, Gangs, McCartys 'n Hangs" (
"Laugh Kills Lonesome" (
"Ranch Truck" (

"Cowboy Cruise Control" (HCP)

"Temptation" (MWV)

"Behold a Pale Horse" (CPR)

"Christmas at the Line Camp" (MPS)
"There Was a Time" (MPS)
"Wolfy Park" (MPS)

Bill Lowman 
"The Great Wanagan Creek Flood" (

"Second Coming" (MPS)

Edd Lum 
"My Old Partner" (CPH)

C.F. Lummis
"The Cowboy's Valentine" (

J'Wayne "Mac" McArthur
"Pardners" (CPUT)
"Levis" (CPUT)
"Grow Up"

Tom McBeth
"Quality Time" (CD)
"The Touch" (CD)

"When the Calves Come" (CPR)

Deanna Dickinson McCall 
"Hot Iron" (CGP)
"Ridin'" (CGP)

"Prayers" (CPR)

Allen McCanless 
"The Cowboy's Soliloquy" (

Linda McCarriston 
"Bucked"  (CPM)
"Girl From Lynn Bathes Horse!!"  (CPM)
"Le Coursier de Jeanne D'Arc"  (CPM)
"On Horseback"  (CPM)
"Riding Out at Evening"  (CPM)
"A Thousand Genuflections"  (CPM)
"With the Horse in the Winter Pasture"  (CPM)

Betty (B.) Lynne McCarthy 
"Another Drought" (CGP)

"When Cowboys Water-ski" (HCP)

"Third Saddling" (CPR)

"Another Drought" (MPS)
"When Cowboys Water-Ski" (MPS)
"Just Call Me Cactus Blossom" (MPS)

Dallas McCord 
"The Parrot" (CPR)

T. J. McCoy
"Alkali Pete Hits Town" (CPG)

Walt McDonald 
"Old Pets" (CPR)

Ada McDonnell
"Mean Old Cow" (WCP)

Scott S. McKendrick
"Don't Teach That Girl to Rope" (
"The End" (CLP)

"Movin' But Stayin'" (CPUT)
"Rodeo People" (CPUT)
"Don't Teach That Girl to Rope" (CPUT)

Kit McLean 
"A Blinding Hell of Driving Snow" (CGP)

Nancy McLelland 
"Borderlands: Cowboy Poetry and the Literary Canon" (essay)  (CPM)

Irene Rutherford McLeod 
"Lone Dog" (CGP)

Gary McMahan
"A Cowboyin' Day" (NCPG)
"The Two Things in Life that I Really Love" (NCPG)

"Grandpa's Early Mornin's" (CPR)

"Beer Can Bob"
"Getting in Nature's Way" (MPS)

Rod McQueary 
"For Souls..." (CD)
"For Woody" (CD)

"For Steve and Ted" (CHSG)
"Lyle and Hawkeye" (CHSG)
"On Checking the Cows Sunday Evening, March 21, 1993" (CHSG)

"A Joker's Play" (NCPG)
"Hard Move" (NCPG)
"The Pistol" (NCPG)

"For Life" (BES)
"For Souls" (BES)
"For Woody" (BES)
"Life and Times" (BES)

"For Life" (on the CD) (BVV)
"For Sorrely" (BVV)
"For Souls" (on the CD) (BVV)
"In Like a Lion" (BVV)
"Life and Times" (BVV)

"for souls" (MWV)
"No Apologies" (MWV)
"Point of No Return" (MWV)
"Work for Food" (MWV)

"Remembering a Middle-Aged Bronc Ride" (CPR)

Wallace McRae
"Little Things" (CD)
"Snuffy and Sodie and the Cowboy Code"  (CD)

"Hired Hand" (CHSG)
"One More Shipping Day" (CHSG)
"Zack Tilman" (CHSG)

"The Lease Hound" (CPG)
"Reincarnation" (CPG)

"Give Us a Song, Ian Tyson" (NCPG)
"Grandmother's French Hollyhocks" (NCPG)
"Hat Etiquette" (NCPG)
"Outriders at the End of the Trail" (NCPG)
"Things of Intrinsic Worth" (NCPG)
"The Yellowstone" (NCPG)

"Little Things" (BES)
"Reincarnation" (BES)
"Things of Intrinsic Worth" (BES)
"We Never Rode the Judiths" (BES)

"A Conversation with Albert" (RNR)
"Give Us a Song, Ian Tyson" (RNR)
"National Park" (RNR)
"Shopping" (RNR)

"E. M. (Red) Kluver (BVV)
"Hat Etiquette" (BVV)
"Little Things" (BVV)
"Maggie" (BVV)
"My Requiem" (BVV)
"Reincarnation" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Things of Intrinsic Worth" (BVV)

"Grandmother's French Hollyhocks"  (CPM)
"Malcolm and the Stranglers"  (CPM)
"Riders' Block"  (CPM)
"Sold to the Highest Bidder"  (CPM)
"Things of Intrinsic Worth"  (CPM)
"Two Mountain Stones: Cowboy Character Studies" (prose)  (CPM)
"We Never Rode the Judiths"  (CPM)
"A Woman's Place"  (CPM)

recites "A Cowboy's Soliloquy" by D. J. O'Malley (CPCD)

"Squallin' Balley and Diablo" (CPR)

"The Line Dance" (MPS)

Larry McWhorter 
"Cowboy, Count Your Blessin's" (CD)
"Waitin' on the Drive" (CD)

"The Confrontation" (CHSG)
"Ode to the Calf Cradle" (CHSG)
"The Retirement of Ashtola" (CHSG)

"Drip Coffee" (HCP)
"The Expert" (HCP)

"The Panhandle" (MWV)

"The Retirement of Ashtola" (CPR)

Carol Malnar
"Prairie Rose" (CPH)

Jo-Ann Mapson
"Notes On Aging" (MWV)
"Poor Man's Silver-for Sultan" (MWV)
"Rock-solid Women-for Lusing" (MWV)
"Time Before Winter" (MWV)

"Graining the Mare" (GM)
"Spooking the Horses" (GM)
"Tell Us Again" (GM)

Jo Maseburg 
"Roses for a Cowgirl" (CGP)

Sid Marty
"I'm So Lonesome in the Saddle since My Horse Died" (RNR)
"Nobody Danced with Miss Rodeo" (RNR)
"There was a Lady Met a Bear (In Jasper National Park)" (RNR)

Jean Mathisen (see Jean Mathisen Haugen)

Harvey Mawson
"A Five Dollar Cattle Drive" (RNR)

Neil Meili
"The Lonely Men" (RNR)
"Prairie Chicken" (RNR)
"Round Up" (RNR)

"The Crow" (MWV)
"The Lonely Men" (MWV)
"Memories of Three or Four" (MWV)
"Threshing Time" (MWV)

Evelyn Mellard 
"You Ride Away" (CGP)

Lyn DeNaeyer Messersmith
"The Overseer" (CGP)

"Breakin' Even" (GM)
"Reflection" (GM)

"Midnights Are Mine" (CPR)

Margot Miklos
"Horses Can Dream Too" (CPH)

Charlie Millar
"On the Sale of the Bar U" (RNR)

Rod Miller 
"Cowboy Coffee" (CPH)
"Rodeo Regina" (CPH)
"Splashdown" (CPH)
"Why I'm Not a Roper" (CPH)

Scott Minor 
"Easy to Find" (HCP)

Waddie Mitchell
"The Book" (
"The Throwback" (CPG)

"Sold Your Saddle" (NCPG)
"Story With a Moral" (NCPG)
"The Whole Load" (NCPG)

"What Will I Tell Him?" (BVV)
"Where to Go" (on the CD) (BVV)

recites "When They've Finished Shippin' Cattle in the Fall" by Bruce Kiskaddon (CPCD)

"That No Quit Attitude" (CPR)

Janice E. Mitich
"A Cowboy's Opus" (CPH)
"One Last Ride" (CPH)

Mela D. Mlekush 
"Gentleman of the Prairie" (GM)
"The Rummage Sale" (GM)

Janet Moore
"Jinglin' the Horses Home" (CGP)

"Flying with the Eagles" (CPR)

Patsy Montana
"I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" (MPS)

Vern Mortensen 
"Range Cow in Winter" (CPG)

"Range Cow in Winter" (HR)

"When Spring Work is Finished" (CPUT)
"The West That Was" (CPUT)
"Badger--The Zebra Dun Mule" (CPUT)

A. Kathy Moss
"Little Jo Monaghan" (CGP)

R. O. Munn
"Young Fellers" (CPG)

Chuck Murphy
"When God Made Montana" (MPS)

Berta Hart Nance
"Cattle" (CGP)

Andy Nelson
"Cowboy Poet" (WCP)
"Lack of Communication" (WCP)

Barney Nelson
"Cowboy's Favorite" (CPG)

"Birth of a Native Texan" (NCPG)
"Getting' On" (NCPG)
"Tin Cup" (NCPG)

"Cowboy's Favorite" (HR)

"The Old-Monarch" (CGP)

"Photographer's Eye" (CPR)

Jim Nelson
"The Cat House" (MPS)
"Cowboy Hot Tub" (MPS)

Joel Nelson
"Charles Goodnight's Dream" (CHSG)

"The Drifter and the Homeguard" (NCPG)
"The Prize Possession" (NCPG)
"Sundown in the Cow Camp" (NCPG)

"Awakening" (BES)
"Kings, Queens, and Mountain Kingdoms" (BES)
"Sundown in the Cow Cowcamp" (BES)

"Breaker in the Pen"  (CPM)
"The Men Who Ride No More"  (CPM)
"Shady Valleys"  (CPM)
"The Shadow on the Cutbank"  (CPM)
"Song of the Packer"  (CPM)

recites "Anthem" by Buck Ramsey (CPCD)

"Equus Caballus" (CPR)

Rodney Nelson
"A 2:00 A.M. Call" (NCPG)
"Good Clean Fun" (NCPG)

"Dakota Fresh Air" (RNR)
"Micky's Mash" (
"Prairie Political Potential" (

Wayne Nelson
"Snowville" (HCP)

"The Lesson" (MWV)

John Nesbitt
"Nebraska Girl" (WCP)
"Please Come to Wyoming" (WCP)

Audra Nicholson 
"Big Boss" (CPH)

Howard Norskog
"Grey's River Roundup" (CPG)

"Takers" (NCPG)
"The Black Lady Mare" (NCPG)
"The Salmon River Breaks" (NCPG)

"The Christian Horse" (CPR)

Chip O'Brien
"Four Preachers Confessin'" (HCP)
"Skinny Evans" (HCP)

Helen B. Odom
"Post Script: Texas Wimmen" (CGP)

Will Ogilvie
"The Pearl of Them All" (CPR)

Kathy Ogren
"'Ridin' Up the Rocky Trail from Town": Pastoral Vision in American Cowboy
and Ranching Poetry" (essay)   (CPM)

Glenn Ohrlin
recites  "A Cowboy's Dance Song" by James Barton Adams (CPCD)

Jennifer Olds
"Culling the Herd" (MWV)
"The Murder of Crows" (MWV)
"In the Time of the Plague" (MWV)

"Blinding the Infidel" (GM)
"A Wild One Goes" (GM)

D. J. O''Malley 
"D-2 Horse Wrangler" (

"A Cowboy's Soliloquy" recited by Wallace McRae (CPCD)

Verlena Orr
"First Job" (GM)
"Our Mother's Mother" (GM)
"Prophecy" (GM)

Harold Otto
"Cows and Logs" (CPG)

Carol Oxley
"Little Duck" (CGP)

Roy Pace
"With Love" (MPS)

Dale E. Page
"Charley Sands" (CPH)

Barbara Shirk Parish
"Grandmother's Land" (MWV)
"Night Legacy" (MWV)
"Reasons for the Rain" (MWV)

Howard Parker
"A Grass-Fat Steer" (HCP)
"Horse Tradin'" (HCP)

"Share and Share Alike" (CPR)

Janet Parkhurst
"Heaven's Branding" (CGP)

A. B. "Banjo" Paterson
"In the Droving Days" recited by  Milton Taylor (CPCD)

"Clancy of the Overflow" (CPR)

Arthur Peake
"Home" (RNR)
"1915-Gone are the Days" (RNR)
"The Old Timer" (RNR)
"The Strawberry Roan" (RNR)

Shad A. Pease
"Passing it Down" (CPH)

Michelle Pennington
"Moonlight Rampage" (CPH)

Jon I. Pentz
"Big Red" (CPUT)
"Tired of Town" (CPUT)
"The Lost Sheep" (CPUT)

Tom Perlman
"The Branding" (MPS)
"Spirit of the West" (MPS)

Bob Peterson 
"Gracious Lady of My Childhood" (CD)
"Horses, Cattle, and Men" (CD)

Gwen Petersen 
"A Working Ranch" (NCPG)
"Going to Town for Parts" (NCPG)
"Limericks" (NCPG)
"Woman of the Land" (NCPG)

"That Dad-blamed Wind" (RNR)
"Woman of the Land" (

"Geezers and Crones" (CGP)
"Lilac Time" (CGP)

"Tall In the Sidesaddle" (CPR)

"A Cussin' Woman" (GM)
"A Tall Bush" (GM)
"Those Damned Wire Gates" (GM)

"Ranch Woman Olympics" (MPS)
"The Legacy" (MPS)
"Worse for Wear" (MPS)

Shadd Piehl 
"My Grandfather's and Father's Horses" (BES)
"Storm Front" (BES)
"Towards Horses" (BES)
"Winter Breaks" (BES)

"My Grandfather's and Father's Horses" (MWV)
"Paha Sapa" (MWV)
"Riding Song" (MWV)
"Toward Horses-for Tom Mau and Kenny Taton" (MWV)

Rick Pitt
"Angel of the West" (WCP)
"Dallas" (WCP)
"A Heck of a Ride" (WCP)

Verlin Pitt

"Silent Thunder" (WCP)

Thelma Poirier 
"At the Branding" (RNR)
"Colonel Scheetz, Foreman of the N - N" (RNR)
"The Grubline" (RNR)
"One Texas Cowboy" (RNR)
"Sheepherders" (RNR)

"Breaking Poets"  (CPM)
"Family Fences"  (CPM)
"Hellfire"  (CPM)

"badlands" (MWV)
"one for the sheep" (MWV)
"Paint" (MWV)
"wild flowers" (MWV)

"at the branding" (GM)
"burrowing owl" (GM)
"grasslander" (GM)
"Madame Caillier" (GM)
"old coyote hunting man" (GM)
"sorting cattle" (GM)

 Charles Potts
"Cowboys Between Ranches" (MWV)
"The Homestead Act" (MWV)
"Make Way for Daniel Boone" (MWV)
"A Monkey in the High 90's" (MWV)
"Starlight on the Trail" (MWV)
"Uncle Tom's Sawmill" (MWV)

Sylvia Reyes Provencio
"Amigos" (CPH)
"Desert Sentries" (CPH)

Lisa Quinlan
"A Little Red Self-Propelled Baler" (CGP)

"Escape" (MWV)

"You Ask" (GM)

Vess Quinlan
"The Old Hands" (CD)
"Seeking the Old Ones" (CD)
"The Trouble with Dreams" (CD)

"Harm and Jim" (CHSG)
"Just an Old Yella Cow" (CHSG)
"The Papers Say" (CHSG)

"Spring" (CPG)

"The Barn Cats" (NCPG)
"Generations" (NCPG)
"The Old Hands" (NCPG)
"Passing the Mantle" (NCPG)
"Sold Out" (NCPG)

"The Barn Cats" (HR)
"Sold Out" (HR)

"The Cutting Post" (BES)
"Sold Out" (BES)
"The Trouble with Dreams" (BES)

"Mates" (BVV)
"Passing the Mantle" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Soul of a Cowman" (on the CD) (BVV)
"A Truly Durable Joke" prose (BVV)
"Working Man's Bars" (BVV)

"Coyotes and Watermelons" (MWV)
"Saint Frances 1951" (MWV)
"The Stepchild" (MWV)
"The Trophy" (MWV)

"A Scattering of Ashes" (CPR)

Glen Rafuse 
"Horses and Men" (RNR)

Buck Ramsey
"Notes for a Novel" (CD)
"One Seraphic Ride" (CD)

"Anthem"  (NCPG)
"Cowboy Went A-courtin'"  (NCPG)
"The Christmas Waltz"  (NCPG)
"The New Kid is Outfitted"  (NCPG)

"Anthem" (BES)
"Bonnie Trina" (BES)

"Anthem" (BVV)
"The Bass Singer" prose (BVV)
sings the traditional "Git Along Little Dogies" on the CD (BVV)

"Anthem"   (CPM)
"Bum Thinking Nowhere Near a Horse"  (CPM)
"Child of the Plains"  (CPM)
"Notes for a Novel"  (CPM)
"A Ponder"  (CPM)
"Season Song"  (CPM)
"Songdog"  (CPM)

"Anthem" recited by Joel Nelson (CPCD)

"The Box Dinner" (MWV)
"Poem Notes" (MWV)
"The Terrorist" (MWV)

"Skysailing" (CPR)

Gene Randels
"To a Cowboy's Grandson" (NCPG)
"The New Hand" (NCPG)
"The Shorthorn" (NCPG)
"Top Hand" (NCPG)

Carmel Randle
"The Darkest Hour" (CGP)
"Vera" (CGP)

"Vera" (CPR)

Jim Tex Raths
"John Deere Dreaming" (MWV)

Henry Real Bird
"Cowboy Drifter" (CLP)
"Lone Star Woman" (CLP)
"Love is a Lady" (CLP)

"Among Shootin' Stars" (NCPG)
"Tail That's Light" (NCPG)

"Among Shootin' Stars" (BES)
"Cowboy Drifter" (BES)
"Red Scarf" (BES)

"My Grandfather's Story" prose (BVV)
"Red Scarf" (BVV)
"So Sincerely Yours" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Tail That's Light" (BVV)

"Driftwood Feelin'" (MWV)
"Lone Star Woman" (MWV)

"Cottonwood Leaf" (MPS)
"Odd Numbered Geese" (MPS)
"Wolf" (MPS)

Liam Rector
"My Pony"  (CPM)

Duane Reece
"No Imposter" (CPG)

Penelope Reedy 
"If I Left" (GM)
"Taco Sauce: 1982" (GM)

Jeane Rhodes
"Berry Me Not" (GM)

Pat Richardson 
"Stop Me" (HCP)

"Second Thoughts" (CPR)

Riders in the Sky
sing "Home on the Range" with Don Edwards on the CD (BVV)

Randall (Randy) Rieman
"A Rare Find" (NCPG)

"A Rare Find" (HR)

recites "Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs (CPCD)

"A Rare Find" (MPS)
"Leaving Camp" (MPS)

Ringling 5 (Larry Lovely, Don Oberquell, Ken Arthun, Les Arthun, Chuck Dallas, Ron Arthum, Don Siefert)
"My Little Cow Herd" (MPS)
"Rancher's Legs" (MPS)
"Don't Screw with Montana" (MPS)

Johnny Ritch
"Grub Pile" (RNR)
"The Night Stage" (RNR)
"Signs" (RNR)
"Shorty's Saloon" (RNR)

David Robertson
"Cowboy Poetry" (MPS)
"Song of the Nighthawk" (MPS)

Gary Robertson
"I Rode My Son's Horse This Morning" (CPR)

Kell Robertson 
"Green Lantern Bar/El Paso, Texas" (MWV)
"The Old Man Goes Home" (MWV)

Virginia Robertson 
"Art and Dinah" (CPH)

Robert Roripaugh
"After the Steers are Shipped" (WCP)
"Haying" (WCP)
"Wintering" (WCP)

Bob Ross
"Cabin Fever" (MPS)
"When Horses Wear Diamonds" (MPS)

Jim Ross
"Angora Wooly Chaps" (RNR)
"Communication" (RNR)
"The Pommel Slicker" (RNR)

"Dear Doctor (a letter)" (HCP)

"Barbed Wire" (MPS)
"Too Good to Sell" (MPS)

Skinny Rowland 
"The Big One" (HCP)
"From Bad to Worse" (HCP)
"The Road to Town" (HCP)

"Days of Wood and Rawhide" (MPS)

Echo Roy 
recites "Our Last Ride" by Rhoda Sivell (CPCD)

"Shouldn't We Go to the House for a Horse?" (CGP)

"Our 10th Anniversary" (CPR)

"Branding Day" (WCP)
"A Ride Across the Pasture" (WCP)

Tom Russell
"Hallie Lonnigan" (CPR)

Edith Rylander 
"Dumb Animals" (GM)
"The Firstborn" (GM)
"Out to Grass" (GM)
"Reaching In" (GM)
"Watching the Stuff on the News" (GM)

Sandy Seaton Sallee
"Traditions" (CPR)

"Hard Winter" (MPS)
"Mountain Madness" (MPS)
"Retirement" (MPS)

Allen Schattle
"The Old Ways" (MPS)
"A Place in the Sun" (MPS)
"Ranch Branding Tape" (MPS)

Herman Scheffauer
"Marta of Milrone" (

Bob Schild
"The Kid Solos" (CPG)
"Two of a Kind" (CPG)

Dan Schmitt
"Lessons" (CPR)

Paul Schmitt
"The Last Fiddler at Frenchman's" (CPR)

Robyn Schuppan
"Kickin' End" (WCP)

Larry Schutte 
sings the traditional "Nighttime in Nevada" on the CD (BVV)

Robert W. Service
"The Men That Don't Fit In" (CPR)

Maggie Mae Sharp
"One Man's Hands" (
"A True Injustice" (CHSG)

"Grass" (CGP)
"Hands of Leather" (CGP)

Tom Sharpe
"Dancin'" (CHSG)
"Just Past the Toe of Your Boot" (CHSG)
"Lonesome" (CHSG)

recites  "Where the Ponies Come to Drink" by Henry Herbert Knibbs (CPCD)

"Sally" (CPR)

Gene Shea
"Medicine Bow River" (WCP)
"Snow Shovel Epitaph" (WCP)

Kay Shean
"For Fred" (CGP)

Jim "Speedy" Shelton 
"I Depended on My Pardner" (CHSG)
"Shorty" (CHSG)

"Bullhide Chaps and Memories" (NCPG)

John Shreve
"The Poker Game" (WCP)
"Whatever Happened" (WCP)

Georgie Sicking
"Old Tuff" (CPG)
"To Be a Top Hand" (CPG)

"To Be a Top Hand" (HR)

recites  "The Moonshine Steer" by Gail Gardner (CPCD)

"Be Yourself" (CGP)
"The Greatest Sport" (CGP)

"Doctoring Worms" (CPR)

"In a Mountain Shack Alone" (WCP)
"Rabbit Track Mind" (WCP)

Bill Simpson
"Like It or Not" (
"The Glow" (CPG)

Rhoda Sivell
"Our Last Ride" recited by Echo Roy (CPCD)
"They Keep A-Stealing on You in the Night" recited by Doris Daley (CPCD)

"Our Last Ride" (CGP)
"The Range Call" (CGP)
"They Keep a-Stealing on You in the Night" (CGP)

"The Rider That Never Made Good" (CPR)

Ann Slade
"farmers still" (MWV)
"lawrence" (MWV)

Don Ian Smith
"Old Horse" (CPG)

Jesse Smith
"Air'd Out" (CHSG)
"Freeways and Cars" (CHSG)
"The Three-Wheeler" (CHSG)

"Saturday Night in Woody" (CPG)

"Message in the Wind" (NCPG)

"Message in the Wind" (HR)

"Rite of Passage" (CPR)

Marie W. Smith
"If" (NCPG)
"The Roundup" (NCPG)

"Skipping Rocks" (CGP)

"A Cowboy's Lunch" (HCP)
"Cowboy Vernacular" (HCP)
"The Dance" (HCP)

"Catalogs" (GM)
"The Diagnoses" (GM)
"Finding" (GM)
"Via Satellite" (GM)

"Finding" (MPS)
"Flathead's Lower Valley" (MPS)
Mike Smith
"One of Those Years" (MPS)

R. G. Sowers III
"Little Joe" (WCP)
"The Possalope" (WCP)

Eric Sprado
"Our Range" (NCPG)
"Wait 'Til You Become a Man" (NCPG)

Belle Starr
"Bucking Broncho" (CLP)

Red Steagall
"Deacon and the Dun" (CD)
"An Old Friend" (CD)

"McCorkle and the Wire" (CHSG)
"One More Lick" (CHSG)
"The Shank of the Evenin'" (CHSG)

"Bedroll" (NCPG)
"The Weather" (NCPG)

"Hats off to the Cowboy" (HR)

recites "Bob Sears' Chili Joint" by Carlos Ashley (CPCD)

"The Picture" (HCP)

"To an Old Friend" (CPR)

"The Bay" (MPS)
"To an Old Friend" (MPS)

Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns
"Livin' Free" (CGP)

"The Jing-Jangs" (WCP)
"Life's Answers" (WCP)

Ed Steele
"The Phantom Ranch Dream" (CLP)

Gail Steiger
recites "The Sierry Petes" by Gail Gardner (CPCD)

Frances B. Steiner
"The One That Got Away" (CPUT)
"Roundup Time on the Mountain" (CPUT)
"The Devil's Circle" by F. Allan Brewer and Frances B. Steiner (CPUT)

Paul Steuermann 
"Dilly Wah Dilly" (CPR)

Kent Stockton
"Minor Addiction" (
"My Hamley" (CHSG)
"Top Hand" (CHSG)

"Loss" (CPR)

"The Houlihan" (WCP)
"The Long Shadow Time" (WCP)

Jody Strand 
"The Hired Man" (CGP)
"The Hired Man's Wife" (
"Unfaithful" (

Jeff Streeby 
"Ol' Smoke" (CPR)

Andrew Suknaski 
"The Bitter World" (RNR)
"James Lethbridge" (RNR)
"Nez Percés at Wood Mountain" (RNR)
"The Teton Sioux and 1879 Prairie Fire" (RNR)

Colen H.  Sweeten, Jr.
"Hailstorm" (NCPG)

"Cow on the Fight" (HCP)
"Seeing Red" (HCP)
"Working Vacation" (HCP)

"Daddy's Bells" (CPR)

Luci Tapahanso
"In 1864" (GM)
"Raisin Eyes" (GM)
"Sheepherder Blues" (GM)
"Yes, It Was My Grandmother" (GM)

John W. Taylor 
"Chipeta's Ride" (CLP)

Milton Taylor
recites "In the Droving Days" by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson (CPCD)

Charlotte Thompson
"Hats Off" (CGP)
"Mother to Mother" (CGP)

"Charlotte's Cow" (CPR)

Nathan Howard "Jack" Thorp 
"Little Joe, The Wrangler" (BVV)

"The Rambling Cowboy" (CLP)

Ian Tyson
"Lights of Laramie" (CLP)

"Springtime" (RNR)

"Cowboy Pride" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Fifty Years Ago" (BVV)
"Springtime" (BVV)

Ian Tyson and Tom Russell
"Navajo Rug" (CLP)

Myrt Wallis
"The Cook" (CGP)
"Little Horse" (CGP)
"Rain in the Night" (CGP)

"Love and War" (MWV)

"Bittercreek Woman" (GM)
"Fear" (GM)
"Thaw" (GM)

Sue Wallis
"Cattle, Horses, Sky, and Grass" (CHSG)
"Greenough Girls" (CHSG)
"Hancock Compliments" (CHSG)
"Mother Love" (CHSG)
"Steady Market" (CHSG)
"War Horse" (CHSG)

"Timothy Draw" (CLP)

"The Big Lonely" (BES)
"Brighid" (BES)
"A Thousand Pretty Ponies" (BES)
"Timothy Draw" (BES)

"Bunch Quitter" (MWV)
"Coyote Bitch" (MWV)
"Girlfriends" (MWV)
"Grandpa Lew" (MWV)

"Coyote Bitch" (GM)
"To the Gauchas of Salta" (GM)
"Lead Mare" (GM)
"Mama Lessons" (GM)
"Timothy Draw" (GM)

"Blizzard" (WCP)
"Cattle, Horses, Sky and Grass" (WCP)
"Lead Mare" (WCP)

Jack Walther
"Defining the Buckaroo" (on the CD) (BVV)
"Ruby Mountains" (BVV)

"The Old Ranch Cook" (CPR)

Eugene Ware
"The Blizzard" (

Veronica Weal
"The Bay with the Star and a Snip" (CGP)
"An Owner's Lament" (CGP)

Lucky Whipple
"Buckin' Horse Ballet" (CPG)
"Chookaloski Mare" (CPG)

Melvin L. Whipple
"Open Range" (CPG)
"Voices of the Night" (CPG)

"How They Lived" (CPUT)
"Open Range" (CPUT)
"The Bob-Tailed Steer" (CPUT)
"Utah, Queen of the West" (CPUT)

Buck Wilkerson 
"Saddle Tramp" (CPG)

Andy Wilkinson
"Ashes, After Fire"  (CPM)
"Benediction After a Gathering of Cowboy Poets"  (CPM)
"A Prairie Mother's Prayer"  (CPM)
"The Red-tail Hawk"  (CPM)
"Says Harry"  (CPM)
"The Stump-grubbers"  (CPM)
"When the Devil Plays His Fiddle"  (CPM)

"F.M. 168, Buffalo Lake to Nazareth" (MWV)
"At the Grave of Billy the Kid" (MWV)
"Horseback on the Llano Estacado" (MWV)
"Saddlin'-up Time" (MWV)

"We Were The Horsemen" (CPR)

Charles Williams
"Rough Road Bill" (HCP)

Corky Williams
"The Apricot Poodle Bold" (RNR)

Perry L. Williams
"The Cook-off" (HCP)
"Dinin' Out" (HCP)
"It Ain't Necessarily So" (HCP)
"No Contest" (HCP)

Keith Wilson
"Cow dogs" (MWV)
"Desert Cenote" (MWV)
"The People from the Valley-for Frank Waters" (MWV)
"Portrait of a Father" (MWV)
"Spring-for Rudy Anaya" (MWV)

Bill Wood
recites "Rain on the Range" by S. Omar Barker (CPCD)

"Fleeting Moments" (MWV)

"Viejos" (CPR)

Jan Swan Wood
"Kitchen Window Cowboy" (CPR)

Jerry Wright
"The Four Horse Hitch" (MWV)

Paul Zarzyski  
"How the Lord Throwed in with Mom to Make Me Quit the Broncs" (CD)
"Moonshine" (CD)

"Benny Reynolds' Bareback Riggin' (CHSG)
"A Cowboy Reel" (CHSG)
"Escorting Grammy to the Potluck Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed at Bowman's Corner" (CHSG)

"All This Way for the Short Ride" (NCPG)
"The Bucking Horse Moon" (NCPG)
"The Heavyweight Champion Pie-Eatin' Cowboy" (NCPG)

"Luck of the Draw" (BES)
"A Song Moment for Ian Tyson" (BES)
"Staircase" (BES)
"Words Growing Wild in the Woods" (BES)

"Cutting the Easter Colt" (RNR)
"Finale" (RNR)
"The Heavyweight Champion Pie-eating Cowboy of the West" (RNR)
"Rodeo-road Founder: Highway Horseplay" (RNR)

"Ain't No Life After Rodeo" (BVV)
"The Bucking Horse Moon" (BVV)
"The Roughstockaholic's 'Just-One-More-Last-One' Blues" (on the CD) (BVV)

"All This Way for the Short Ride"  (CPM)
"Bizarzyski, Mad Poet and Carpenter Savant, Feeds the Birds"  (CPM)
"Buck"  (CPM)
"Hip-cocked Broncs"  (CPM)
"The Lariati Versus/Verses the Literati: Loping Toward Dana Gioia's Dream Come Real" (essay)  (CPM)
"Putting the Rodeo Try into Cowboy Poetry"  (CPM)
"One Sweet Evening Just This Year"  (CPM)

recites "The Legend of Boastful Bill" by Charles Badger Clark (CPCD)

"Flamenca Duende" (MWV)
"Maria Benitez" (MWV)
"To Wallace" (MWV)
"Zarzyski Stomachs the Oxford Special With Zimmer at the Ox Bar & Grill" (MWV)

"Jerry Ambler" (CPR)

"The Horseman, The Poet, The Code, the Horse" (MPS)
"Martini McRae and Whiskey Zarzsyski" (MPS)


"The Bucking Bronco" (CGP)

"California Joe" (CLP)
"Colorado Trail" (on the CD, sung by Don Edwards) (BVV)
"Cowboy Jack" as recited by Buck Ramsey (CLP)
"A Cowboy's Love Song" (CLP)
"The Cowboy and the Maid" (CLP)
"El Corrido de Kiansas" recited by Anastacio Castillo (CPCD)

"A Fragment" (CLP)

"The Girl That Wore a Waterfall" (CLP)
"Git Along Little Dogies" (on the CD, sung by Buck Ramsey) (BVV)
"The Gol-durned Wheel" (CPG)

"Hell in Texas" (CPG)
"Home on the Range"  (on the CD, sung by Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky) (BVV
     (see Higley above)

"I'd Like to be in Texas for the Roundup in the Spring" (on the CD, sung by J. B. Allen) (BVV)

"Joe Bowers" (CLP)

"Lackey Bill" (CLP)
"Lily of the West" (CLP)

"Murph and McClop" (CPG)

"A Nevada Cowpuncher to His Beloved" (CLP)
"Nighttime in Nevada" (on the CD, sung by Larry Schutte) (BVV)

"Rambling Boy" (CLP)
"Red River Valley" (CLP)

"Silver Bells and Golden Spurs" (CPG)
"Silver Jack" (CPG)
"Streets of Laredo" (BVV)
"Sweet Betsy from Pike" (CLP)

"Tonight My Heart's in Texas" (CLP)
"The Trail to Mexico" (CLP)

"Windy Bill" (CPG)

"Young Charlottie" (CLP)

"The Zebra Dun" (CPG)







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