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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.


(Photos continued from the previous page)


Wyoming knows how to put on a party...

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Andy Nelson and his wife Jaclyn helped organize the party.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Friendly Wyoming party givers made everyone feel welcome.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Wyomingites Sandy Smith (wife of poet Jesse Smith) and their son listen to a tall tale.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Wyomingites Echo Klaproth, Claudia Prophet, and poet Jesse Smith enjoyed themselves.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Popular Wyoming brothers Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson make Doris Daley an honorary Wyoming citizen.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Kevin Davis and DW Groethe, also honorary Wyomingites, sample the great array of food provided.

 

 


Australian poets are always favorites at the Gathering


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

 


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


 Stephanie Davis presented an entrancing one-woman (and one-dog) show, Tales from Trail's End at a dinner theatre, which was sold out every night. Some special drop-in guests included Rich O'Brien, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and  Jesús Manuel García and Don Adalberto Cruz Alvarez.


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

 


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

 


 

Saturday night's sold-out dance with Wylie and the Wild West

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Jesús Manuel García and his partner enjoy the music.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
The captivating Brigid of near Helena and her partner show their style.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Ray Doyle of Wylie & the Wild West is a dazzling guitar player (and award-winning songwriter).
 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Wylie Gustafson is the man behind one of today's most popular and innovative bands, Wylie and the Wild West.
 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Paul Zarzyski gets into the action; he collaborated with Wylie on the band's recent CD, Bucking Horse Moon.

 


Also seen in Elko ...


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Top poet and Elko veteran Joel Nelson and Sylvia Nelson


 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Sixth-generation rancher Rusty McCall performed at a session with other young poets,
titled, "Ahead of Their Time."

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Rancher, storyteller and poet Vess Quinlan was at the second Gathering, and has returned many times since. 

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Crow Indian Henry Real Bird, former rodeo champion, educator, and poet, charms audiences with his poetry, stories, and songs. He made his fifteenth appearance at the Gathering in 2008.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Top songwriter Mike Fleming, Director of the Santa Clarita Cowboy Gathering and part of the New West band, entertained on a Saturday night auditorium show with Waddie Mitchell and others (listen to a cybercast here).

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Poets Linda Kirkpatrick and Diane Tribitt made their first invited appearances at the 2008 Gathering.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Real-deal cowboy and poet Georgie Sicking was invited to the first Gathering in 1985, and has returned many times since.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
California poet Pat Richardson made his ninth appearance at the Gathering.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Idaho poet Bob Schild was at the first Gathering in 1985, and has returned many times since.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
 Pat Richardson and Bob Schild have been friends since their rodeo days.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Andy Wilkinson and his band, "Grand Tied," performed at the Stockmen's Casino.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Oklahoma rancher, chuck wagon cook, poet, humorist, and storyteller Kent Rollins' gave a dutch oven cooking workshop and performed in many sessions.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Popular Montana poet and photographer Mike Logan made his ninth appearance at the Gathering.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Utah gathering organizers Michael and Jo Lynne Kirkwood always try to make it to Elko; Jo Lynne was featured on a recent Western Folklife Center Ranch Rhymes program.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
California poet V. June Collins has made many trips to the Gathering.

 


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
John Reedy and his family are frequent Gathering attendees.

 

 


People who make things work....


photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Lora Minter and Darcy Minter (not related) are "behind the curtain," making things work for the press and others. Darcy Minter is the Western Folklife Center's External Communications Director



photo by Jeri Dobrowski; view more of her 24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering photos at her site here, where prints are available.
Transportation head Earl Longo gets everything where it should be and everyone where they need to be, and dispatches vans that take people from venue to venue


 

More photos on the previous 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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