New Cowboy Poetry: A Contemporary Gathering

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Gibbs Smith, 1990 - Poetry - 165 pages
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4 X 6 1/2 In, 176 Pp, Black & White Illustrations These Recent Works Are From America's Best Cowboy and Cowgirl Poets, Most of Whom Are Regular Participants In Local Cowboy Poetry Gatherings and In The Granddaddy Gathering Held Each January In Elko, Nevada. Included Here Are Some of The Best-Known Poets, Such As Waddie Mitchell, Wally McRae and More, Who Breathe Reality Into The Myth of The Ranching Life. Cowboy Poetry Is A Cultural Phenomenon That Continues To Spread Like Wildfire Across The Country.
  

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Contents

Darrell Arnold Theres Somethin That
1
Ed Brown Saloons
9
Leon Flick Listen to the Sun Go Down
18
Mike Logan Brands
27
Gary McMahan A Cowboyin Day
34
Rod McQueary A Jokers Pav
40
Wallace McRae Hat Etiquette
46
Waddie Mitchell The Whole Load
55
Gwen Petersen Going to Town for Parts
84
Vess Quinlan Generations
92
Buck Ramsey Anthem
99
Gene Randels To a Cowboys Grandson
110
Henry Realbird Tail Thats Light
124
Jim Shelton Bullhide Chaps and Memories
130
Jesse Smith Message in the Wind
136
Eric Sprado Our Range
143

Barney Nelson Birth of a Native Texan
61
Joel Nelson Sundown in the Cow Camp
67
Rod Nelson Good Clean Fun
75
Colen H Sweeten Jr Hailstorm
152
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Hal Cannon was the first director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, and founder of the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He lives in Salt Lake City. Hal Cannon was the first director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, and founder of the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. He lives in Salt Lake City.

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