SD: Deadwood

"Making Adjustments" © 2012, by Shawn Cameron, who says on his artwork, “I have spent my life watching cowboys work and noted the horses, equipment and attitudes they possess. The best ones are alert to what is ahead and prepare themselves accordingly. "Making Adjustments" is a painting of a good hand, Toby Foote, checking his cinch before roping calves to be branded.”

“Making Adjustments” © 2012, by Shawn Cameron, who says on his artwork, “I have spent my life watching cowboys work and noted the horses, equipment and attitudes they possess. The best ones are alert to what is ahead and prepare themselves accordingly. “Making Adjustments” is a painting of a good hand, Toby Foote, checking his cinch before roping calves to be branded.”

WHERE: USA and Canada.

WHEN: April 21-27, 2013.

TITLE: Cowboy Poetry Week

BRIEF ABOUT: This event, which is now in its twelfth year, is hosted by the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, which celebrates a venerable and popular folk form. Cowboy poetry records the voices of the working West, with three centuries of stories of cowboys, ranchers and Western writers.

 

The round-ups, the brandings,

the calvings are done,

as ranchers sell out

and move on one by one.

 

We must tell the stories,

so memories live on,

past time when the tellers

themselves are long gone.

Cowboy Poetry by Jane Morton© 2004

 

     The Cowboy Poetry Week includes many events taking place in communities, libraries and elsewhere, including twenty-three states’ governors and other officials have issued proclamations, such as South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, in the State’s Proclamation, notes, “The written and oral history and contemporary stories of cowboy and western culture are valued education and art forms in South Dakota.”

     Inaugurated in 2002, Cowboy Poetry Week was officially recognized by unanimous resolution of the United States Senate. The celebration, with a special focus on rural libraries with its Rural Library Program, is held during the third week of April each year, in  conjunction with National Poetry Month in the United States and Canada.

MORE DETAILS: www.cowboypoetry.com.




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