Bridging the 49th at the 35th Gathering
Western Folklife Center Happenings
The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is just weeks away! Buy your tickets now and read more here, as updates are frequent.
Announcing the 2019 Poster, featuring the photography of Kurt Markus. Click image above, to view the brochure!
Happy Thanksgiving! The Western Folklife Center gives thanks to all cowboy poets and National Cowboy Poetry Gathering staff and volunteers. This November 2008 episode of our Ranch Rhymes podcast features poems from folklorist Dr. Jim Griffith – a tribute to one of the many who bring you the sound of the Gathering – and cowboy poetry from Doris Daley, Rodney Nelson (left in the photo, above) ̶ poking fun at the late Pat Richardson, (on the right) ̶ and Wallace McRae. This podcast and accompanying photograph were drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.