Cowboy Poetry Week 2013

Posted on April 21, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, What's New

It’s Cowboy Poetry Week all this week, April 21-27.

This is the 12th annual Cowboy Poetry Week, celebrated each year during National Poetry Month, recognizing the artists and poets who write and perform to preserve and promote cowboy poetry and western heritage.

Each year, the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry chooses a painting to use for their promotional poster. This year’s painting is “Making Adjustments” by Shawn Cameron. If you get time, go visit her website. Her work is spectacular.2013cpwposterlarge

© 2012, Shawn Cameron;
“Making Adjustments” © 2012, by Shawn Cameron,; 

Cowboy Poetry Week 2013,

There are events going on all over the place this week, in honor of Cowboy Poetry Week, so check their schedule to see if there’s anything going on in your area. Here’s a listing of events.

My friend, Yvonne Hollenbeck, is going to be on the radio on Thursday at 2:30 (Central time), and personally, I’d love to go to the Missouri Cowboy Poetry Festival in Mountain View this coming weekend, but I’ll be in Kentucky at the AQS Show, so I’ll miss it.

You can find out more HERE: Cowboy Poetry Week.

0 responses to “Cowboy Poetry Week 2013”

  1. Cindy says:

    That is a great painting.

  2. Ranch Wife says:

    I have lots of photographs similar to that pretty painting, but I couldn’t paint my way out of a paper bag so I am completely in awe of those who can.
    I treasure the album of cowboy poetry our girl wrote throughout her childhood. She had no qualms about reciting in front of crowds at various Cowboy Poetry Gatherings, even at 7. I really ought to have them made into a book with some of my photography.
    I love Yvonne’s poetry!

  3. Genny Wright says:

    If you ever get a chance to see Ron Ratliff from Trenton, I think you would enjoy his poetry. He was one of the pastors for our Cowboy Church at Callao for 5 years.

  4. Rose Marie says:

    Speaking about cowboy art reminded me that I have not told you about two really wonderful museums of cowboy and western art. The one that I have visited only once is the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Wikipedia says they have more than 28,000 works of art – much of which is Native American but still a sizeable amount is about the cowboy.

    The other museum that I am much more familiar with is the Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs. While they are not just a museum but also a center for current art, they have a wonderful collection of western art and Spanish and Mexican art and cowboy art. The cowboy and western art I thought were especially fine examples of the paintings of many artists.

  5. Love the painting. Was trying to come up with a cowboy poem for you, but I’m too brain dead tonight. ha.

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