Past Gathering Program Book Archives

Browse through the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering program books, 1985 to 2013, from the Western Folklife Center Archives:

2014 Program Book
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Keynote Address by:
Dr. Temple Grandin
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Theme: Expressing the Rural West: Into the Future!
Poetry included in the Program Book: "Passing the Mantle," by Vess Quinlan (back cover)
2014 Gathering program book cover

 

 

Front cover of 2013 Gathering Program Book2013 Program Book
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Keynote Address by:
James Galvin
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Theme: Italian butteri from the Maremma Region, Tuscany; and Italian-American ranchers from the American West
Poetry included in the Program Book: Excerpt from "Mining the Mother Lode," by Andy Wilkinson c.2002 (back cover)

 

 

2012 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering program book cover2012 Program Book
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Keynote Address by
: Barry Corbin
Theme: American Southwest ~ Southwest Ranch Country
(Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas)
Poetry Included in the Program Book: Drum Hadley (back cover)

 

 

 

Cover Art: Itatas A Kettos Kutnal (Watering at the Double Well) by Kaplar Miklos2011 Program Book
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Keynote Address by: Judy Blunt
Special Guests: Herdsmen and musicians from the Hungarian puszta
Poetry included in the Program Book: Linda Hasselstrom (back cover)



 

 


Cover Art: Jim Harrison2010 Program Book
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Theme
: Ranching in the American South: Cracker, Seminole and Creole Cowboys
Keynote Address by
: Henry Real Bird
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Poetry included in the Program Book:John Dofflemyer (back cover)

 

 

 

 

Cover art: William Matthews2009 Program Book
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Theme: Our Silver Anniversary
Keynote Address by: Sandra Day O'Connor
Poetry included in the Program Book:
Linda Hasselstrom (excerpts), Peggy Godfrey (excerpts), Bill Lowman, Henry Real Bird (back cover)

 

 

 

 

Cover Art: Vaquero in San Bernado, Sonora Mexico; photo by David Burckhalter2008 Program Book 
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Theme: Grab the Future by the Horns
and The Sonoran Vaquero
Keynote Address by: Dan Dagget
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Poetry included in the Program Book: Leonardo Yañez, Jack Walther (back cover)
Special guests: KUT - Krygystan folklorists and musians

 

 

Cover Art: LeConte Stewart - Jack's Ranch Nevada2007 Program Book
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Theme: The Ranch
Keynote Address by: Richard Louv
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Poetry included in Program Book (back cover): Bruce Kiskaddon
Special guests: The Laurent Family (Gardians of the Camargue) and The Gitano Family, gypsy musicians

 

 

 

Cover Art: E. Castells Capurro (1913-1987)
2006 Program Book
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Theme: Cowboys of the Americas
Keynote Address by: Paul F. Starrs
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Poetry included in Program Book: J.B. Allen, Jose Hernandez
Special Guests: Gauchos of the Pampas, and Fisher Poets

 

 

 

Cover Art: Harold Von Schmidt -The Legend of Pecos Bill
2005 Program Book
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Theme
: Across the Generations
and
Cowboys of the Americas with Grupo Cimarron of Colombia
Keynote Address by: Greg Martin
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Wallace McRae

 

 

 

Cover Art: William Matthews
2004 Program Book
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Theme: Celebrating 20 Years
and The Mongolian Horseman Exchange
Keynote Address by: David Stanley
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: J.B. Allen, Jonon Khongor, Larry McWhorter

 

 

 

Cover Art: Craig Sheppard
2003 Program Book
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Theme: The Horse Culture
Keynote Address by: Don Hedgpeth
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Poetry included in Program Book: Wylie Gustafson, Joel Nelson, Colen H. Sweeten Jr.

 

 

 

Cover Art: Lyn Stallard -On The Road
2002 Program Book
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Theme: The True West
Keynote Address by: John Dofflemyer
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Wallace McRae
Special Essay by Steve Zeitlin, "Poems Posted in the Wake of September 11th"

 

 

 

Cover Art: Edward Borein - Five Men on Horseback, 1933
2001 Program Book
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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Theme: The Great Basin
Keynote Address by: Waddie Mitchell
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Cover Art: Larry Pirnie - High Country Get Together, 1999
2000 Program Book
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The Millennial Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Theme: Past, Present and Future
Keynote Address by: B. Byron Price
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Poetry included in the Program Book: Badger Clark, Paul Zarzyski

 

 

 

Cover Art: Maynard Dixon - Wild Horses of Nevada, 1927
1999 Program Book
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The 15th Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Theme: England and Scotland, Roots of Cowboy Poetry and Song
and Metis Fiddle and Dance
Keynote Address by: William McDonald
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Cover Art: William Matthews
1998 Program Book
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Theme: Ireland and Wales, Roots of Cowboy Poetry and Song
Tribute to: Buck Ramsey by Hal Cannon
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Poetry included in the Program Book: Virginia Bennett, Vicar Pritchard, Buck Ramsey

 

 

 

Cover: Adam Jahiel photo, Randy Rieman riata
1997 Program Book
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Theme: British Isles, the Roots of Cowboy Poetry and Music
Keynote Address by: Ian Tyson
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Poetry included in the Program Book: Baxter Black & Ian Tyson (cover), Don Marino, Paul Zarzyski

 

 

 

Cover Art: William Matthews - Nathan Kelly, Cow Boss
1996 Program Book
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Theme: The Indian Cowboy
Keynote Address by: Bess Lomax Hawes
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Poetry included in the Program Book: Henry Real Bird, Blaine Nordvold

 

 

 

Cover Art: Cecelia Totus beaded bag
1995 Program Book
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Theme: Indian Cowboys and Ranchers
Keynote Address by: Charlie Colombe
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Henry Real Bird, Buck Ramsey
Other Special Guest(s):
Yevgeny Yevtushekno, Russian poet
Northwest Logger Poets

 

 

Cover Art: Buckeye Blake
1994 Program Book
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The 10th Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Keynote Address by: Wallace McRae
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Baxter Black, Charles Korten, Sue Wallis, Paul Zarzyski

 

 

 

 

Cover Art: Eduardo Chavez
1993 Program Book
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Theme: Vaquero Traditions
Keynote Address by: Dr. Jim Griffith
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: J.B. Allen, Linda Hussa (journal excerpt), Cipriano Vigil

 

 

 

 

Cover Art: Frank Tenny Johnson - Texas Cowpunchers
1992 Program Book
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Theme: Honoring the Hispanic Ranching Community
Keynote Address by: Allan Savory
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: John Dofflemyer, Robert Swanson
Other Special Guest(s): Robert Swanson, Logger Poet

 

 

 

Cowgirls Artwork
1991 Program Book
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Dedicated to: The Ranching Family
Keynote Address by: Teresa Jordan
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Audrey Hankins, Henry Lawson, Gwen Petersen (limerick)

 

 

 

 

Cover Art: Gary Morton
1990 Program Book
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Theme: Australian Exchange ~ Australian Poets
Keynote Address by: Ranald Chandler
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: George Essex Evans, Curley Fletcher (cover), Bruce Forbes Simpson, Vess Quinlan

 

 

Cover Art: William Matthews
1989 Program Book
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The Gathering is Five!
Keynote Address by: Kim Stafford
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Jon Bowerman, Badger Clark

 

 

 

Cover Art: Buckeye Blake
1988 Program Book
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Dedicated to: Gail Gardner, Living Legend
Keynote Address by: Guy Logsdon
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: Frank Desprez, Gail Gardner

 

 

 

 

Cover Photos: Kevin Fuller, Boise; Cover Design: Wally Matthews, Denver
1987 Program Book
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Dedicated to: Bruce Kiskadden, Cowboy Poet
Keynote Address by: Alan Lomax
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: S. Omar Barker, Bruce Kiskadden, Joel Nelson 

 

 

Cover Art: Cary Henrie - Mystic Cowboy
1986 Program Book
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Dedicated to: S. Omar Barker, A Tribute
Keynote Address by: Prof. William Kittredge
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Poetry included in ProgramBook: S. Omar Barker, Rod McQueary

 

 

 

Cover Art: Jo More - Trail Dust and Saddle Leather
1985 Program Book
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A Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Keynote Address by: Dr. James Griffith
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Poetry included in Program Book: Baxter Black, Gail Gardner, Wallace McRae, Georgie Sicking, Melvin L. Whipple

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