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This is an additional page of coverage of the Western Folklife Center's 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

See page 1 of reports here, which includes an index of pages.

 

Visit the Western Folklife Center web site for archived webcasts of events,  audio and video coverage, and more.


Below:

Jeri Dobrowksi's photos

 

More Photos from the Gathering

 


Photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski used with permission. 
Special thanks to Jeri Dobrowksi (at right, pictured with Juni Fisher in Elko, 2007) for her photos below.

View more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.

 

See page 1 of reports here, which includes an index of pages and additional photos.



photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Echo Klaproth,  Joel Nelson, and Wallace McRae presented prose in a riveting session hosted by Diane Josephy Peavey.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
First-time poets Linda Kirkpatrick and Diane Tribitt shined in a session of "Tragedies and Tearjerkers" with veteran Elko performer Henry Real Bird

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Poets and friends Bob Schild, Rodney Nelson, DW Groethe, and Doris Daley with Idaho folklorist Maria Carmen Gambliel after a great session of humor, "Sunny Side Up."

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Yvonne Hollenbeck, Andy Nelson, and Diane Tribitt had a happy crowd in the "Clowning Around" session hosted by folklorist Sally Haueter.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Ginny Mac, Paul Zarzyski, and Wylie Gustafson of Wylie and the Wild West dazzled the crowd with their remarkable talents in a program called "Spur Wild"  (see the cybercast video here).

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
"Making West Home" featured Vess Quinlan, John Dofflemyer, DW Groethe, and Yvonne Hollenbeck,
with folklorist Christina Barr, who moderated an interesting and informative discussion with the poets about writing poetry, after their presentations of their poetry of place.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Doris Daley and Baxter Black stop by the information handout table.


An exceptional show, "Clear Out West," featured friends Juni Fisher, Andy Nelson, Yvonne Hollenbeck, and DW Groethe in a show where Juni Fisher received a standing ovation, and her encore received another standing ovation.  Patty Clayton joined Juni Fisher for one song.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Andy Nelson, always a popular emcee, also entertained with his humor and poetry.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Patty Clayton joined Juni Fisher in their acclaimed duet, "The Same River"

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Top poet Yvonne Hollenbeck was a hit with the audience.

 


 

Invited performers get together at a breakfast before the weekend of poetry and music gets into full swing.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Rambin' Jack Elliot, Glenn Ohrlin and Rodney Nelson

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Jerry Brooks (Brooksie) and Wallace McRae

 


 

Yvonne Hollenbeck made a presentation about the 25th Anniversary Gathering quilt she's organizing for next year's event. The quilt will include the brands of past gathering performers. Doris Daley will do the embroidery work. Many people will quilt their own pieces


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Yvonne Hollenbeck holds the beginning of the center piece.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Yvonne Hollenbeck shows Georgie Sicking's brand.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
 


Book signings are more serious business for some than others...


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.

or was that "boot" signing ...


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Andy Nelson offers something for Linda Kirkpatrick to sign.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Linda Kirkpatrick gets her chance the next day.


 

More photos on the next page....

 


 

Visit the Western Folklife Center web site for archived webcasts of events,  audio and video coverage, and more.

 


More about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 
posted here at the BAR-D

 





 


With special thanks to Archivist Steve Green of Western Folklife Center, in a feature celebrating the 20th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, we have program information that includes program covers, information and lists of invited performers for each year's Gathering.  

Other features in that section include:

  • recollections from the performers and from the audience about their "first time" at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
  • poems celebrating the Gathering

We also maintain an index of all of the invited performers to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, since its inception in 1985.  

 

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