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 Join us for the
33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering,
January 30-February 4, 2017!
 

The 2017 Gathering poster

Announcing the 2017 Gathering Poster!
Featuring artwork by Howard Post,
and poetry by Linda M. Hasselstrom.
Read more below.

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is an annual celebration of the ranching and rural West. Through poetry, music and stories, ranch people express the beauty and challenges of a life deeply connected to the earth and its bounty. Every year, thousands travel to rural Elko, Nevada, in the heart of winter, to learn and share. It's been called the most honest and open-hearted festival in America, but it is also a darned good time! At the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, you can discover cowboy cultures from around the world, learn a traditional skill, dance the two-step, plan for the West's future with ranchers and conservationists, watch home-made films of rural life, meet new friends over a Buckaroo Brew, enjoy Basque food, listen to tall tales, dispel myths, build bridges and be inspired. It's an experience you will not soon forget! Use any of the links in our banner to read more about every aspect of the Gathering. Get up to date news and more on Facebook and Twitter.

Join us January 30-February 4, 2017, as we honor the tradition of Western stories with explorations into narratives, poetry, songs, videos, jokes and related genres that tell the tales of the rural West created by those who have lived on the land for centuries and those who have traveled here and made it home. This fascinating exploration of land and language will cross historic, political, ethnic and class borders to paint a Western tableau in words on which the present inscribes its own distinctive mark.

We are pleased to announce and welcome the poets, musicians and storytellers to the Elko stage for the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering! Read more.

The 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering poster features the painting, Moving the Corrientes (2010), by award-winning Tucson artist Howard Post. Post was brought up on a ranch outside Tucson, and is a former rodeo cowboy with a masters degree in fine arts. Although he focuses on traditional images of the West, Post approaches his subjects with a fresh insight and contemporary perspective. Exploring the natural design qualities found in the landscapes inhabited with cowboys, corrals and livestock, he tries to capture the essence of the West as he knows it. His unique aerial perspectives add to the abstract qualities he finds in traditionally realistic images. Post’s work is included in many important collections including the Smithsonian, the Tampa, Eiteljorg, Denver, Phoenix, Whitney Buffalo Bill, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Excerpts from Linda M. Hasselstrom's poem, "Where the Stories Come From" (Bitter Creek Junction, 2000), border the painting, in honor of the storytelling theme of our 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Are you planning your first Gathering? Tickets to the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering go on sale to Western Folklife Center members the day after Labor Day and to non-members one month later. To become a Western Folklife Center member or renew your membership, click here, or call us at 888-880-5885 ext. 222. Read more about what to expect at a Gathering, tickets, and planning your trip.

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