Situated somewhere between a California poetry legacy of Gary Snyder, the Beats, and the ranching communities his family has been a part of for generations, John Dofflemyer gives us two short poems to reflect upon springtime, in his strong and original voice.
"April Bullfrogs" and "April Sunday" were both recorded during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko. They are are in John's book entitled, Poems From Dry Creek, one of his books that are available in our Gift Shop. Members and Stakeholders of the Western Folklife Center will enjoy more from John in the spring 2008 Ways of the West newsletter.
Read and follow John's Dry Crik Journal: Perspectives from the Ranch blog for poetry and more from the Dofflmeyer ranch in the Sierra foothills. We have many of John's poetry chapbooks available in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop.
This Podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material of National Cowboy Poetry Gathering performances.