Does anyone have suggestions for cowboy poetry books?Does anyone have suggestions for cowboy poetry books? Lisa #recommend #poetry
Not poetry, but most of Ivan Doig’s novels are set in Montana and include cowboys.
Baxter Black writes humorous poetry, much of which is western/cowboy culture oriented. He is a former large animal veterinarian and that shows up sometimes, too.
I just found a book of Johnny Cash’s lyrics and poetry called Forever Words.
I haven’t read it yet, but if that’s not cowboy, I don’t know what is!! 🙂
If you google cowboy poetry you will find a lot of info. I was trying to recall the name of a guy I have seen several times on tv but it is not coming to me.
Cowboy Poetry. A gathering, edited by Hal Cannon, copyright 1985. I can’t remember where I got it but it must have been a used book store because the price is still in it. It’s a small book, about 4×6.
Here is a link to look over:http://www.cowboypoetry.com/bestbks.htm
Waddie Mitchell is fabulous but don’t know if any of his poetry is in book form. Lots of albums though. Elko, Nevada has a wonderful Cowboy Poetry Festival every year
I’ll put it on my bucket list
Slightly off, but love Banjo Patterson (Australia)
Didn’t know this was a thing
– I stumbled on a Cowboy Poetry Festival in Heber Utah. The poems tend to be long and somewhat folksy with some self-deprecating aspects. I thought they would make good bedtime reading
Yes, especially since I’m from the East Coast so I had no idea such a thing existed. I also met Craig Johnson but I didn’t know about his books yet .
Cowboy poetry is about life on the range, country life (not Southwestern dysfunctional type love songs), animals like cows and horses, real folks without pretense – or as @Lisa mentioned – with self-deprecating aspects, and usually lots of humor.