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  TomFolio.com: Collecting Cowboy Poetry
By the strictest definition, that used at many Cowboy Poetry gatherings, it is poetry written by cowboys and cowgirls, those people involved in the ranching and/or rodeo life.
This type of poetry is certainly not limited to the United States nor is it even limited to the Americas.
Cowboy Poetry has really become quite popular within the last 20 years or so, and many gatherings are held around the United States and in Canada.
www.tomfolio.com /CollectingInfo/cowboypoetry.asp   (397 words)

  Cowboy Poetry Gathering
At a time when academic poetry finds its audience shrinking and its relevance in question, cowboy poetry is exploding partly because it's accessible and light-hearted, but also because it celebrates a way of life that has a mythic hold on the national imagination.
There was simply no tradition of cowgirl poetry, says Teresa Jordan, who has edited collection of ranch women's verse called "Graining the Mare." "Women did not recite ballads to each other over coffee, or on the long rides to distant pastures," she says.
Poetry is a spiritual thing, it has to appeal to the intellect, and it's an art.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/cowboy-poets.html   (1652 words)

 California Cowboy Gathering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cowboy poetry is more attitude, form and flavor and less a matter of the occupation of the author.
The word cowboy might not appear in the poem at all, but the reader is sure to understand something about the cowboy when they have finished reading cowboy poetry.
The term Cowboy is also used to describe a rodeo contestant, someone who is reckless or anyone that wears a cowboy hat, it all depends on who’s telling the story.
www.cowboygathering.com /poetry_contest.stm   (680 words)

 Cowboy poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry that focuses on the culture, features and lifestyle of the West, both the Old West and its modern equivalents.
Cowboy poetry grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches.
The cowboy lifestyle is a living tradition that exists in the western United States and other areas, thus, contemporary cowboy poetry is still being created, still being recited, and still entertaining many camp visitors around campfires and convention halls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cowboy_poetry   (493 words)

 Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora
Although poetry is not usually associated with cowboys, in the 19th century, when cowboys worked on cattle drives in the West, they would sit around the campfire at night and entertain each other.
Cowboy poetry is usually about the work they do and their connection with the land and animals.
Since 1987, cowboy poets have met at the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora, North Dakota.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/nd/cowboy_1   (119 words)

 cowboy poetry books by cowboy miner productions
It was their hope that through the poetry the book would serve several generations as a model of western history and lifestyle.
An interest in cowboy poetry led to memorizing and stage recitation of both cowboy and mining poetry and eventually to their publishing.
As a reciter of cowboy and mining poetry he has joined the gatherings of cowboy poets at the Sharlot Hall in Prescott, Sierra Vista, Payson, Flagstaff, Safford and Apache Junction in Arizona and traveled to Red River and Silver City, New Mexico and Lubuck and Fort Worth, Texas, and Elko, Nevada.
www.cowboyminer.com /aboutus.html   (1138 words)

 Five cowboy poets invite us into their world | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
"Poetry is poetry to me, regardless if it's free verse or cowboy poetry," he said.
Cowboying, he says, is more compatible with poetry than most other professions.
Home-schooled, Auker began reciting cowboy poetry in 2002 when his mother, Amy, gave him a speech assignment and he performed it at a youth cowboy poetry event.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/life/books/side/4656355.html   (1451 words)

 Cowboy Poetry Gathering - www.cowboy-poetry.org
After working on ranches (he cowboying, she cooking) and finally have a small one of their own for a while, they both retired to a house and five acres where they raised a few steers in the summer and watched it snow in the winter.
Although she learns and recites poetry, it is one of her greatest sorrows that she can’t write it.
A featured performer at poetry gatherings throughout Canada, she is at home reciting her stories and poems in convention halls, around campfires and everything in between.
www.cowboy-poetry.org /poets.html   (2246 words)

 Wyoming Cowboy Poetry - Cheyenne, Encampment, Sheridan, Targhee, Cody - WyomingTourism.org
Cowboy poetry brings together the wit, wisdom, humor and humanity of the cowboy heritage.
Born out of long, lonely rides out on the range and nights spent together around flickering campfires, the art of cowboy poetry continues to thrive in Wyoming with a number events throughout the year.
Cowboy Poetry Gatherings are increasing in popularity and a new generation of cowboy poets, writers and singers is ensuring the traditions will continue.
www.wyomingtourism.org /cms/d/cowboy_poetry.php   (301 words)

 FolkStreams » Cowboy Poets » Cowboy Poetry
The cowboy image was set on its own course, a course of music, film making, and literature that as the years passed strayed increasingly from the reality of ranch life.
By the early 1980s when our team of folklorists began a concerted effort to document cowboy poetry and music the commercial cowboy fire had burned out, the ranching community was adamantly suspicious of any and all interpretations of their culture by outsiders.
What you won't find is the hackneyed version of the cowboy, the cowboy that Europeans invoke on American politicians and businessmen when we act with little regard for others.
www.folkstreams.net /context,69   (1041 words)

 California Cowboy Gathering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
From the time we arrived at the rodeo grounds in the morning until we left in the afternoon, we were involved in activities which provided first-hand experiences of various aspects of ranching life and culture.
The working stock dog demonstration, the roping demonstration by the charco, branding a piece of wood, cowboy poetry and songs, leathercrafting and flsmithing are just a few examples of the high quality educational experiences offered to the children.
Cowboy School also offers students the opportunity to participate with children from around the Bay Area who attend school in a variety of settings, including home schools, rural schools, and inner city school, as well as handicapped adults.
www.cowboygathering.com /cowboyschool.stm   (932 words)

 Online NewsHour: A Gathering of Cowboy Poets in Nevada -- March 14, 2006
Cowboy poets gather at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada to share stories in verse by and about the women and men who still live the western life of rodeos and ranching.
JEFFREY BROWN: Poetry might not be the first thing you think of when you conjure up the image of the cowboy, but the range has been a home to verse for a long time.
Poetry, in fact, has long been a part of cowboy life, according to folklorist and English professor Dave Stanley.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june06/cowboy_poets.html   (1107 words)

 - Cowboy Poetry -The cowboy poetry collection of CASEY'S CORRAL
Cowboy poetry is as different from the free verse of today, as day is from night.
This collection of cowboy poetry is an echo of the stories Bette Wolf Duncan heard as a granddaughter of early Montana and North Dakota pioneers.
She is the granddaughter of early Montana and North Dakota pioneers; and she was married to a former cowboy whose grandparents were among the earliest ranchers in southeast Montana.
wacobelle.org   (1554 words)

 CowboyPoetry.com    Cowboy and Western Poetry at the Bar-D Ranch       ...
CowboyPoetry.com Cowboy and Western Poetry at the Bar-D Ranch www.CowboyPoetry.com Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry
CowboyPoetry.com is a project of The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Act.
CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc., a Federal and California tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
www.cowboypoetry.com   (622 words)

 Cowboy Poetry
Cowboy poetry flourished during its golden age between 1905 and 1935 and captured the spirit and adventure of life in the American West.
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.
Cowboy poetry is a cultural phenomenon that continues to spread like wildfire across the country.
cowboyoutfitters.com /poetry.html   (720 words)

 Amazon.com: Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion: Books: Charlie Seemann,Virginia Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion, edited by poet Virginia Bennett is a fans' dream come true, with selections from those and dozens more of today's top Cowboy Poets under one cover.
The publisher notes that the anthology was released "In honor of the 20th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering recently celebrated in Elko" and the majority of the seventy-five poems by seventy-five writers are from those who have graced the stage at Elko.
Editor Virginia Bennett's passion for poetry and the "family of poets" is as ardent as her commitment to ranching life.
www.amazon.com /Cowboy-Poetry-Reunion-Charlie-Seemann/dp/158685349X   (1523 words)

 Cowboy mystique: Cowboy poetry
According to former Montana State Folklorist, Mike Korn, cowboy poetry is defined as "Rhymed, metered verse written by someone who has lived a significant portion of his or her life in the Western North American cattle culture.
The structural style of cowboy poetry has its antecedents in the ballad style of England and the Appalachian South.
Cowboy poets congregate and recite each year at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV.
www.pol.org /features/ranching/poetry.htm   (226 words)

 KSL News: Cowboy Poetry Gathering Drawing Crowds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Now, thousands of cowboys and cowgirls from across the country celebrate their culture at the Heber City Cowboy Poetry gathering.
Tom Whitaker/Director, Cowboy Poetry Gathering: "A lot of it's the values that we associate with the cowboy that a man's word is as good as his bond."
While the gathering grows, none of the cowboys find it odd at all that their culture is drawing a crowd.
tv.ksl.com /index.php?nid=5&sid=132651   (294 words)

 Award-winning cowboy poetry curriculum by MSU author spurs culture in kids
Tracy Krutzfeldt, the boys' mom, who also happens to be the 4-H leader who introduced the 4-H Cowboy Poetry curriculum to their remote community, said the other kids who did the project weren't in 4-H, but that didn't matter.
The Montana 4-H Cowboy Poetry Project book and CD are currently stocked by the Museum of the Rockies and the Gallatin County Pioneer Museum in Bozeman.
Historic cowboy photos for MSU Extension author Kirk Astroth's award winning "Spurrin' the Words" Montana 4-H Cowboy Poetry Project book were provided by the Gallatin County Pioneer Museum in Bozeman.
www.montana.edu /cpa/news/nwview.php?article=2954   (785 words)

 Cowboy Poetry and the Grand Canyon West Ranch
In 1915 cowboy poets were not popular but he was encouraged by Tap.
He did not embellish the life of a Cowboy, just tells it like it is. He re-creates the historic world of the American frontier of the late 19th and early 20th century.
He began his ranch life at the age of 20 in the district called Picket Wire, cowboy pronunciation of Purgatory where the Purgatory River runs in southern Colorado.
www.grandcanyonranch.com /cowboy_poetry.htm   (854 words)

 Home Page
Cowboy poetry has been around forever in the telling of stories, be they true, exaggerated or an out and out lie.
It has provided many hours of western entertainment around camp fires; or today may be found anywhere from backwoods gatherings, to nursing homes, to concert halls, letting the 'young and old' know the roots of their heritage.
Have been a finalist with all the poems submitted to poetry.com also but they are not a "Cowboy Poetry" site.
www.helpnhand.net /cowboypoetry   (596 words)

 Cowboy Poetry
It describes what life was like for a cowboy in the old days, as well as what life is like today.
The strong story content of cowboy poetry appeals to a mixed audience -- other cowboys and cowgirls, ranchers, city dwellers and farmers.
You may have to be a cowboy (or cowgirl) to write cowboy poetry, but anyone can enjoy it!
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/ut/poetry_1   (147 words)

 The Wyoming Companion Presents...A Cowboy Poetry Gathering
In this century, cowboy and western poetry continues to thrive.
Cowboy Poetry was an official part of the 2002 Olympics folklife activities and the 2002 Eighteenth Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada attracted nearly 8,000 fans.
The majority of modern contributors in "The Big Roundup" come from the West, but states from sea to shining sea are represented, along with classic and contemporary cowboy poetry from Canada, Australia, and England.
www.wyomingcompanion.com /wccp.html   (723 words)

 THE SEASONED COWBOY - PAUL ZARZYSKI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Despite the proliferation of cowboy poems and poetry gatherings, New Mexico to Montana ­ the thousands of paeans written to spring branding and calf pulling, the odes to beloved ponies, to haying and feeding and shoeing ­ there aren't more than a few genuine, sure-fire cowboy poets out there.
Cowboy poetry, it's always seemed to me, too often hides behind pure narrative.
Within the insulated, academic world of poetry readers, writers, and reviewers (three hats consistently worn by the same half-dozen, tenured folks), it's endlessly lamented that the discipline has become irrelevant, that it's not reaching the larger public, that it's lost its standing as an art form.
cowboybooks.com /cowboy_poets/zarzyski.html   (2332 words)

 The Poetry Corral Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Right now we're rounding up the branded stock (cowboy poets we've met) and putting them in the corral for you to meet...but we're always on the lookout for wild stock...
So if you're a cowboy, wannabe cowboy or a westerner at heart with a poetic soul, here's how you can participate in the roundup.
It is the responsibility of the poets submitting to honestly represent their work only.
www.katiekidwell.com /poetry/index.html   (275 words)

 Cowboy Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev., has become a time of soul searching for ranchers as well as a time for celebration.
Cowboys are searching for answers to questions they are still trying to figure out.
Cowboy poetry publisher John Dofflemyer was married at the gathering.
www.greatbasinweb.com /gb1-1/cowboypoetry.htm   (273 words)

 A Web of Poetry: Famous Poems, Cowboy Poetry, Contemporary Poets - LibrarySpot.com Feature
The gift of poetry is not limited to the T.S. Eliots of the world.
For writers, a good place to start is the Poetry Society of America.
The oldest poetry organization in the nation, the PSA site is geared toward poetry education and awareness.
www.libraryspot.com /features/webofpoetry.htm   (327 words)

 Cowboy Craic ~ One Heckuva a Good Time! | Cowboy Music & Poetry with a Celtic Twist
The decision to use Cowboy Craic was an easy one, as both Bit and Casey have a bit of the Irish in them.
As Songwriters, we have adapted several Celtic ballads in to Cowboy trail songs, as was the Irish cowboys did over one hundred years ago.
Cowboy Craic has Paired up with SperWest Photography to launch a Gallery of merchandise featuring artwork, photography and Poetry.
www.cowboycraic.com /index.htm   (552 words)

 Cowboys & Cowgirls - Cowboy Poetry
We were doin' Cowboy Poetry one afternoon, when the host introduced us and said a peculiar thing.
Cowboy Poetry is as old as cowboys themselves.
Cowboy poetry is a goodness that can be shared with people that spend their lives indoors, and never know the colors of a thundercloud in the early morning in October, or the brassy sky before a summer rain, or the red tinted sky of a winter day.
www.cyberrodeo.com /guysgals/cb5.htm   (677 words)

 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering The Cultured Traveler Newsletter Festival of the month
Cowboys there spend most of their lives outdoors, following cattle and the seasons.
So it is no surprise that in late January, the depth of winter, the region’s cowboys trek into Elko and put on one of the most famous poetry exhibitions in the world, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
The Gathering started in 1985, and as the sweetly improbable idea of cowboy poetry took hold, it soon gained national and worldwide renown.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Festivals/Archives/Cowboy_Poetry.htm   (532 words)

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