Deep West Sheep Camp Part I: A Visit with Dick Gibford

gibford_dick_dvd101_cpg2008_jbl_075-smCalifornia poet Dick Gibford has come to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko since 1985, and also buckarooed in Elko County as a young man in the early 1970s. We spoke with him in the Deep West Sheep Camp at the 2009 Gathering about his history, world view, and sense of spirituality. He also left us with a poem, "By the Painted Gate."

Length 7:50 ~ Listen or podcast from iTunes.


At the 2009 Gathering, the Western Folklife Center invited everyone to sign up to be interviewed and join the ranks of people who have recorded their stories and experiences in the Deep West "Tell Your Story" Sheep Camp, a portable recording studio. The stories then became a part of the permanent oral history and story collections of the Western Folklife Center Archives.

This podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.