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

This is page 2 of Cowboy Poetry Week events and activities, with the newest below.

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 here.

Find previously-posted activities on page 1.

 

   

 

 


© 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

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 Email us your 2013 news and reports.

See the main Cowboy Poetry Week page here.

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Cowboy Poetry Week News

See the Events calendar for all event listings.

Newest below

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  Oregon cowgirl poet Jessica Hedges' is participating in two Cowboy Poetry Week events:

April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Harney County Library  Burns, Oregon

7pm
Jessica will be performing her original work at the Library; event is free to the public.

April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Book Parlor  Burns, Oregon

5pm Jessica will be teaming up with Sisters, Oregon author Jill Stanford for a signing at The Book Parlor (Broadway St. in Burns)

Read some of Jessica Hedges' poetry and more about her here at CowboyPoetry.com and visit her site, jessicahedgescowboypoetry.com.

Posted 3/25



April 19, 2013
An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Song  Rolla, North Dakota
 


 

With Mark Kerr, Jarle Kvale, and special guest Gabe Brien.

Tickets $10 at the door, first come basis.

Rolla Legion Cabin, April 19, 2013, 7:30 PM

Contact Jarle Kvale: jkkeya@utma.com.

Posted 3/25


April 19, 2013
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Park County Library  Cody, Wyoming  ~
Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Rex Rideout with Otto Rosfeld and Ray and Shirley Jacobs at 2:00 PM.

April 26, 2013
Cowboy Poetry and Music at the Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 
 ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Program with Rex Rideout at noon.


April 25, 2013
Heritage of the American West Performance Series' Writing the West Workshop  Deadwood, South Dakota  ~                                                                                                       ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

From Director Francie Ganje:

The Heritage of the American West Performance Series is hosting a Writing the West Workshop, Thursday, April 25, 2013 as part of its annual recognition of Cowboy Poetry Week.  Free to high school age students, the Workshop is held at the Days of '76 Museum in historic Deadwood, South Dakota. 

Presenters include a Wyoming Poet Laureate Patricia Frolander, published author and rancher Robert "Jinglebob" Dennis, and past Montana Poet Laureate, Henry Real Bird.  There is a fee for adult participation. Call 605-920-8663 or email heritageshow@gmail.com for more information.  

The workshop is from 12:30 to 4:30, $25

April 25, 2013
Heritage of the American West Performance Series' Rhythm & Rhyme  Deadwood, South Dakota  ~                                                                                                    
 ~  Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Rhythm & Rhyme...Great American Cowboy, Robert "Jinglebob" Dennis and Paul Larson.

Days of '76 Museum, Deadwood. Tickets 1-800-344-6181 and at blackhillsvacations.com/blackhills/events.

Live stage show and broadcast for radio. Bringing the music of the range and the cowboy to audiences around the region.

Rhythm & Rhyme doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Show starts at 7:00 p.m Advance tickets are $15 and at the door $17.
Your ticket includes complimentary admission to the museum.
 

Also from a media release:

....
Libraries in the Black Hills area and eastern Wyoming are all planning special displays of western literature from their catalogs. Patrons will be encouraged to explore the cowboy poetry classics and enjoy contemporary western writings as well.

Twenty-three states' governors and other officials have issued Cowboy Poetry Week proclamations.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, in the State’s Proclamation, notes, “The written and oral history and contemporary stories of cowboy and western culture are valued education and art forms in South Dakota.”

Mayoral Proclamations are also a part of Cowboy Poetry Week in communities such as Deadwood and Spearfish, SD, where cowboy and western entertainment, youth programs, and cultural preservation exhibits and presentations are hosted by the Heritage of the American West Performance Series. Plans are for the City of Deadwood Proclamation to be presented Monday, April 8, 2013, the City of Spearfish Proclamation to be presented at the April 15, 2013, and the Governor will present the South Dakota Proclamation at a public signing on April 17, 2013 at the State Capitol.

Posted 4/8
 


  Via Lynn Kopelke of the Columbia Chapter of the Western Music Association:

  April 11, 2013
Cowboy Poetry at the Golden Art Gallery  Goldendale, Washington  ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

With Ned Bodie
 

  April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry at The Dalles-Wasco County Library   The Dalles, Oregon  ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week


With
Duane Lee Nelson, 6:30 PM
 

  April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry at the Goldendale Community Library  Goldendale, Washington  ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

With Ned Bodie

Posted 4/9
 


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

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/9


  Dianetribitt2007.jpg (18039 bytes)  Poet and songwriter Diane Tribitt received a proclamation for Cowboy Poetry Week from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/9


  Poet Van Criddle received a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/9


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

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/9


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

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/12


   Poet and reciter Dick Morton and poet and writer Jane Morton received a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/12


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

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/12


    Montana poet, picker, and ranch hand DW Groethe received recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

See the letter here.

Posted 4/12


  April 27, 2013
Cowboy Poetry at Bett's Gold Coin  Mariposa, California

California poet Wendy-Brown Barry and her popular partner Flash make annual Cowboy Poetry Week appearances. From this year's announcement, which was also submitted to her local paper:

Local poet Wendy Brown-Barry has been performing cowboy since 1996. In celebration of Cowboy Poetry week, she will be reciting cowboy poetry at Bett’s Gold Coin on April 27th at 5:00 PM. All ages are welcome. Come join the celebration, hear some original and traditional cowboy poetry, and meet Flash, Wendy’s Australian Shepherd. Wendy will also be sharing her first historical poem, “The Fremont Adobe” in the building for which it was written, Bett’s Gold Coin. Her book “Mountain Majesty” will also be available.

Twelve years ago cowboypoetry.com initiated Cowboy Poetry Week. In April 2003 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, with unanimous approval, recognizing the Cowboy Poetry Week celebration. Cowboypoetry.com sponsors the Bar-D Ranch web site. Their mission is to preserve and celebrate the arts and life of rural communities everywhere.

Cowboy Poetry is an oral tradition of the Old West that was born on the cattle drives of the eighteen hundred. Sitting around their campfires, cowboys began a tradition of story telling, poetry, and song that has survived on ranches from Texas to Montana, and in recent years has entered the mainstream of literary genre. The themes are universal, with heavy emphasis on nature, history, folklore, family, friends, and work. “Cowboy poetry records the heartbeat of the real working West, in a tradition that spans three centuries. Ranchers, cowboys, and Western writers represent the voices of this vital-yet endangered-rural culture.

Please visit Wendy’s web site: www.wendybrown-barry.com.


photo by Linda Gast
Flash and Wendy Brown-Barry

 


  
April 23, 2013
Cowboy Poetry Week at the Anadarko Library  Anadarko, Oklahoma   ~ Celebrating Cowboy Poetry Week

Oklahoma poet, songwriter, and rancher Jay Snider and poet Lavern "Straw" Berry appear at the Anadarko Library on April 23, 2013, 6:00 PM in a special Cowboy Poetry Week show.


Updated 4/15

  Blast Furnace, "an independent literary publisher," marks Cowboy Poetry Week with engaging interviews with poets Baxter Black, Red Steagall, Sam DeLeeuw, and Jessica Hedges.

The poets respond to questions about cowboying and ranching today, the history and current state of cowboy poetry, and the writers who have influenced them.

Find the article here.

Posted 4/16


Ramblers' Retreat (ramblersretreat.com), hosted by Greg Harness (gregharness.com) on Idaho's Radio Boise, celebrates Cowboy Poetry Week on its Wednesday, April 17, 2013 show. Local poet Sam Mattise (pictured) will be live in the studio and there will be recorded poetry from Andy Nelson, Red Steagall, Susie Knight, and others.

Ramblers' Retreat regular programming features "a broad swath of traditional and new folk music with a regional focus and an international flavor." Greg Harness tells us that he's been adding poetry to the program recently, and it has been popular with listeners.

See Greg Harness's report from the recent National Cowboy Poetry Gathering here in RootsWorld.

Ramblers' Retreat airs from 6:00 - 8:00 am on Wednesdays, streamed live on Radio Boise.

Posted 4/16


    Radio broadcaster Jarle Kvale of Back at the Ranch received recognition for Cowboy Poetry Week from North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/16
 


    Radio host Totsie Slover of The Real West from the Old West received a Cowboy Poetry Week proclamation from New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.

See the proclamation here.

Posted 4/16


  Charley Engel's Calling All Cowboys Radio celebrates Cowboy Poetry Week:

To celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week the April 24, 2013 broadcast of Calling All Cowboys Radio will feature 2 hours of all cowboy poetry. Tune in live or stream the show 24/7 to catch your favorite poets plus some you've never heard from before.

Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell, Doris Daley, Paul Kern, Virginia Bennett, Wally McRae, Red Steagall, Yvonne Hollenbeck, DW Groethe, Randy Reiman, Larry McWhorter, Pat Richardson, Joel Nelson and many more will join us on our weekly trail ride over Music Mountain and through Poetry Pass in our weekly search for the best of the West. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and even wince a time or two, but you'll dang sure be entertained by the best word wranglers to ever ride the range!

CAC broadcasts and streams live at 6PM (Pacific) on 88.9 FM KPOV http://www.kpov.org / and rebroadcasts from our archive streaming service as soon as the show is posted the following afternoon http://kpov-od.streamguys.us/calling_all_cowboys_new_56k.mp3.

See our feature about Calling All Cowboys here.

Posted 4/17


  The award-winning Clear Out West (C. O. W.) radio show with Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson celebrates Cowboy Poetry Week each year with poetry from The BAR-D Roundup recordings and songs co-written with poets or adapted from poems. This year's show is broadcast on their wide syndicate of stations the week of April 22 and then available on demand the following week at the C.O.W. web site.

This year's show includes:

Dave Stamey: "Spin that Pony" (song written with poet Les Buffham)
DW Groethe: "Yearlin' Heifers" (poem)
Wylie and the Wild West: "To Her" (song from poem by Badger Clark)
Doris Daley: "Bones" (poem)
Tom Russell: "Bucking Horse Moon" (song written with poet Paul Zarzyski)
Rod Nichols: "Yep" (poem)
Yvonne Hollenbeck: "Sorting Time" (poem)
Jim Thompson: "He'll Do" (poem by S. Omar Barker)
Juni Fisher: "Still There" (song written with Waddie Mitchell)

And there's more, including Farrier's File and all of the program's usual features, put together with general hilarity.

See our feature about Clear Our West (C.O.W.) here.

Posted 4/17


South Dakota's Francie Ganje of the Heritage of the American West Performance Series series has received a proclamation from the city of Spearfish. Francie Ganje is pictured here with Spearfish City Councilman Paul Young.

See the proclamation here.

A proclamation from South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is being signed April 17, and we'll post that proclamation and photos when it is received.

Francie Ganje and the Heritage of the American West are involved in many Cowboy Poetry Week activities. See a few of them above.

See our feature about the Heritage of the American West here.

Posted 4/17