Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy Poetry : The Reunion

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"Will I see you at Elko?" In 1985, a group of western folklorists organized the first coming-together of Cowboy poets in Elko, Nevada. Twenty years later, the Elko "family" is still gathering, laughing, singing, rhyming, and sharing in a weeklong feast of poetry. These are poems that make no excuses. They are honest, sometimes witty, sometimes touching, and always heartfelt. Combining enduring Western classics and new works that reflect the contemporary face of the West, this book celebrates twenty years of poetry sharing at The Gathering in Elko.show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 109.7 x 172.2 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 158685349X
  • 9781586853495

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"Will I see you at Elko?" In 1985, a group of western folklorists organized the first coming-together of Cowboy poets in Elko, Nevada. Twenty years later, the Elko "family" is still gathering, laughing, singing, rhyming, and sharing in a weeklong feast of poetry. These are poems that make no excuses. They are honest, sometimes witty, sometimes touching, and always heartfelt. Combining enduring Western classics and new works that reflect the contemporary face of the West, this book celebrates twenty years of poetry sharing at The Gathering in Elko.show more

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There is something uniquely honest about cowboy poetry and the lives it reflects. Lacking the pretension and self-importance of other contemporary poetry, it is, like the people who write it, inseparable from the landscape of the American West. It is an honest expression of the hard-working, independent souls who not only live on the land but whose lives depend on it. In this book we lift our lariats and salute twenty years of poetry sharing at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. Reflective and rascally, tough and fresh, witty and insightful, you hold in your hands both a heritage and a future of vibrant voices from the West.show more

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