Cowboy Poetry the Reunion

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Virginia Bennett, Charlie Seemann
Gibbs Smith, Jan 1, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 182 pages
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In Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion we lift our lariats and salute twenty years of poetry sharing at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Reflective and rascally, tough and fresh, clever and insightful, this book holds the history, the heritage, and the future of the vibrant voices of the West. This anthology comprises some of the best of traditional cowboy poetry predating the present cowboy poetry revival, as well as work created since 1985. It is a great retrospective, giving us a sense of where we have been and where we are going, as well as a fitting tribute to the men and women whose words reflect an authentic American West.
Virginia Bennett is the editor of Cowgirl Poetry, also published by Gibbs Smith, Publisher.
  

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Contents

Busted the Holaday Hampton Poet
2
A Second Chance Timjobe
17
Racehorse Jess Howard
30
The Christian Horse Howard Norskog
44
Small Towns Ed Brown
52
OhYouCowboys Sally Bates
68
Loss Kent Stockton
82
When the Calves Come Tom McBeth
96
To an Old Friend Red Steagall
133
The Old Prospector Jack Hannah
139
The Men That Dont Fit In Robert W Service
146
The Cowboys Reply Wallace David Cobur n
152
The Old Ranch Cook Jack Walthcr
158
The Stampede at Jennys Cafe Chris Isaacs
164
Banjo May I Have This Dance Marion Fitzgerald
170
Texas Braggin Andy Hedges
176

A Scattering of Ashes Vess Quinlan
118
The Last Fiddler at Frenchmans Paul Schmitt
125
The Perfect Tool Darrcll Arnold
182
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Virginia Bennett is the editor of Cowgirl Poetry, also published by Gibbs Smith, Publisher. Charlie Seemann is the executive Director of the Western Folklife Center. He was employed at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. He has written numerous articles as a folklorist and been a consultant for music and movies.

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