Celebrating Friendship in Verse

Cowboy poet Wallace McRaeThis episode of Ranch Rhymes features the only free verse poem ever written by the Cowboy Curmudgeon, Wallace McRae.

Length: 7:16 ~ Listen or podcast from iTunes.


In a tribute, of sorts, to his poet friend Paul Zarzyski, Wallace here recites his original poem - thick with detail and meaning - to an appreciative and receptive audience at the 2006 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

This podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material of National Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.