Fisher Poets in Elko

Fisher poet, Jon Broderick


Fisher poet, Dave Densmore

 In 2006, a group of poets from the high seas and tidewater flats joined their cowboy counterparts at the National Cowboy Poetry Gatheringin a cross-occupational exchange of verse, to the delight of the Elko audiences.

Length: 9:57 ~ Listen or podcast from iTunes.


Featured here are commercial fishermen Jon Broderick with "Kelly Keeps Fishing," and Dave Densmore with "At Last." The annual Fisher Poet's Gathering takes place in February in Astoria, Oregon and features songs and tales from commercial fishermen and women across the Pacific. To find out more, please visit

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