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Aug 22, 2013, 06:00 ET

30th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Focuses on the Next Generation of Rural Westerners

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is turning 30 in 2014 and the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...

Jan 18, 2013, 06:00 ET
Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell.  (PRNewsFoto/Western Folklife Center, Charlie Ekburg/Sweetlight Photog)

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Begins January 28

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...

Aug 31, 2012, 06:00 ET

Tickets to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Sale September 4

29th Annual Event Features Cowboys from Italy The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering —the nation's greatest celebration of the...

Jan 13, 2012, 06:00 ET

Experience Elko, Nevada, at the 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering—the nation's greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and...

Sep 02, 2011, 07:00 ET

28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features Arts and Culture of American Southwest

Ticket sales begin September 6 for Western Folklife Center members The 28th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- the nation's greatest celebration...

Jan 04, 2011, 07:00 ET

Even Cowboys Get the Blues at the 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Hard work, scarce pay, lonesome nights, heartbreak and death -- common themes of the blues and of the songs, poems and stories of the cowboy....

Oct 07, 2010, 07:00 ET

27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Features Hungarian Horsemen

The 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, will take place January 24-29, 2011, in Elko, Nevada. As part of its ongoing effort to build...

Jan 14, 2010, 06:00 ET

Swing to the Music of Grammy Nominee Geno Delafose at the 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering welcomes cowboys from the southeast United States to Elko, January 23-30, 2010. Among them will be Geno...

Jan 15, 2009, 14:46 ET

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Celebrates 25 Years This Month

First Event Inspired a Poetic Renaissance Still Thriving Today It's been 25 years since the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and...