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!
In tribute to the late folklorist, Barre Toelken (1935-2018), we share his story from our What’s In a Song radio series—an episode called “Climbing High Mountains” from 2012. Known to every folklorist as the author of the classic books "The Dynamics of Folklore" and "The Anguish of Snails," Toelken worked in many areas of folklore and folklife, including especially Navajo mythology and Anglo-American folksongs. From 1985-2003, Barre directed Utah State University's folklore program. Before that, he established the folklore program at the University of Oregon. In 2016, he received the American Folklore Society's lifetime scholarly achievement award.