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Announcing the 2019 Poster, featuring the photography of  Kurt Markus .  Click image above, to view the brochure!

Announcing the 2019 Poster, featuring the photography of Kurt Markus. Click image above, to view the brochure!

Featured Video

Cowboy troubador and Gathering favorite, Dave Stamey, sings his song "Two Day Country" at the 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 2009. Stamey will be celebrating the American West in song at the 35th Gathering – catch him in Chronicling the West on January 31 with poet Josh Dugat and singers/songwriters Ned LeDoux and Trinity Seely. Tickets are still available!

Featured Audio

In 2009, Dick Gibford spoke with interviewer Ross Fuqua about cowboy poetry and Elko, closing with an original poem, "By the Painted Gate." A featured artist at the 35th Gathering, Gibford currently cowboys out of an isolated cow camp for the Walking R Ranch in Maricopa, California, and makes slickfork saddles, braids rawhide, paints and starts an occasional colt. This audio is from our Ranch Rhymes podcast, 2006-2009. Listen to more episodes.

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