Springtime on a Sierra Foothills Ranch

John Dofflemyer, photo by Jessica Brandi LiflandSituated 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.

Length: 5:15 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


"April Bullfrogs"  and "April Sunday" were both recorded during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.  Members and Stakeholders of the Western Folklife Center will enjoy more from John in the spring 2008 Ways of the Westnewsletter.

Both poems are in John's book, Poems From Dry Creek, available in our Gift Shop. View available items in our online gift catalog. Read John's Dry Crik Journal to find more poetry and poetry from the Dofflmeyer ranch in the Sierra foothills.

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