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  Who Knows?

What is Cowboy Poetry?

  Reader's Choice

  Favorite Cowboy and Western Poem Project


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Who Knows?

When we say Who Knows?, we and other folks are hoping that you do.  We've posted more questions that stumped us here at the BAR-D. Maybe you have the answers.  See our list of questions and some answers here.

(We often do have the answers to questions, and some of those poems are posted in our Strays section and elsewhere at the BAR-D. )

Jan is looking for a poem about the Silver Star Saloon.  Read more here.

Denise has an answer for Ryan, a poem where cowboys "aren't even allowed in Hell."  Read more here.

Dee is seeking family members of Gil Traveller and Frank Burns. Read more here.

Ryan is looking for a poem where cowboys "aren't even allowed in Hell."  Read more here.

Dennis is looking for a poem about a gal on the range who "never said a word." Read more here.

Robert is looking for some Colorado poems from a 1928 travel booklet. Read more here

  There are some answers about a rodeo poem/song about ""I surmise from your belt buckle size." Read more here.      

Rico is looking for a poem about an "Old Man" that says "perhaps the Lord has a ranch..." Read more here

Penny is looking for a song about a "Knee High" or maybe "Nehi" valley. Read more here.

Find many many questions without (and some with) answers
here in Who Knows?

What is Cowboy Poetry?

A long-standing BAR-D feature invites opinions about "What is Cowboy Poetry? It includes some comments that have been published over the past quarter century, along with comments from BAR-D visitors.

What are your opinions?

Is cowboy poetry only rhymed, metered verse?  

Must poets be cowboys or ranchers?  

Should it be written only for recitation?

Has cowboy poetry lost its way or is it evolving?  

These questions often spark controversy, and we're interested in what everyone has to say.

We welcome your short submissions on these subjects.  We hope for serious, considered submissions that further the debate.  We welcome documented quotations, your opinions and responses to posted opinions.

Just email us. Selected submissions will be posted.

Reader's Choice

Reader's Choice includes short descriptions of readers' favorite Western books, the books that poets and others often recommend as "must reads" to friends: story collections, novels, poetry, histories, biographies, and other fiction and  non-fiction of Western interest. Often the books are regional gems, little known to most. Reader's Choice is a place to share your favorites.

If you have a book you'd like to recommend, email us. Please include the title, author, publisher, and publication date, along with a short description of the book. If you know a source for purchasing the book, please send those details as well (price plus postage, and order address). We'll post information about selected books.  See the Reader's Choice feature here.

Favorite Cowboy and Western Poem Project 

We highlight our Favorite Cowboy and Western Poems Project during Cowboy Poetry Week and we welcome submissions throughout the year. 

Read about the cited favorite poems here.

What's your favorite?  Send us an email and tell us

  • the name of your favorite Western or Cowboy poem

  • the author's name

  • why it's a favorite

  • your name

Read the latest additions here.

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