In the News


Cowboy Culture: Western Folklife Center

VIA Magazine

How a Godless Democrat Fell in Love With Cowboy Poetry

The Paris Review


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Cowboy Poetry is the American Art Form You've Never Heard Of

Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab

High Country News podcast

Veterans make peace with past at Cowboy Poetry workshop

Washington Times (AP)

How to Cowboy Poetry, From Some Veteran Gathering-Goers


Elko Gathering Fosters Robust, Respectful Public Lands Debate

KUNR/Reno Public Radio

Open Range Meets Open Mic at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering


Cowboys Descend on Nevada for Poetry Festival

The Lonely Planet

Cowboy Culture, Alive and Well

The Wall Street Journal

At the Gathering

KNPB Public Broadcasting Video



All photos from Western Folklife Center archives unless otherwise noted: photographers include Jessica Brandi Lifland and Charlie Ekburg.