Cowboy Poetry Week, April 15-21

It’s Cowboy Poetry Week.

Yes, going on right now. initiated Cowboy Poetry Week as part of National Poetry Month (the month of April) in the US and Canada. This is the 11th Annual Cowboy Poetry Week.

Each year, chooses a painting to represent Cowboy Poetry Week on a poster. This year’s poster features the painting “Heads or Tails”, by R.S. Riddick.“‘Heads or Tails” © 2004, by R.S. Riddick,;  Cowboy Poetry Week 2012,

You can read more about this painting and the artist here: R.S. Riddick

Or visit R.S. Riddick’s web site to see more of his work and learn more about him.

You should also check your local library for information on Cowboy Poetry Week. Most libraries participate in some fashion. Attend a reading, check out a book, or listen to a CD. My local library highlights a display of books on cowboy poetry and the western way of life.

There are also events held in all sorts of places throughout the week. You could actually go to one and see the authors reciting their own works. For a schedule of those events, click HERE.

I’m especially excited that my friend, Yvonne Hollenbeck, will be performing, even though I won’t get to see it. Yvonne is a very talented quilter in addition to being one of the greatest cowboy poets of our time. I’m honored to call her my friend. (And thrilled that her sewing studio is almost as messy as mine!)

She even has a Quilting link on her web site. She does programs for guilds and quilting groups across the country, combining both her poetry and quilting talents into one wonderful program. So there’s something to consider if you’re looking for a program for your guild (hint hint) . . .

I hope you’ll check out the information on Cowboy Poetry Week. And if you’d like to have one of the Cowboy Poetry Week posters, all you have to do is become a sponsor of and they’ll gladly send you one.

Published in: on April 16, 2012 at 11:12 am  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. Isn’t Yvonne wonderful?! I’ve only met her once, but we have most poems. I’m sure you’re familiar with Jean Prescott too. Went to a fabulous women’s retreat with Jean and Andrea McWhorter a few years ago. Our daughter just told me the other day that she missed writing her cowboy poetry and performing it at gatherings. Lots of great memories wrapped up in those poems.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: