Height-ho Silver Anniversary! It’s the 25th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

“Preserving the traditions of the American West in words and music…each year in the Spring.”

The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a three-day event celebrating the oral tradition of the working cowboy in poetry, stories, and music. If you’re out that way, stop by and enjoy more than 50 performers in the classrooms and on the stages of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.  The University is on US Hwy 90 at the eastern edge of town.

One of the headliners this year is Elizabeth Ebert. Elizabeth has been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko many times, received the Academy of Western Artists’ Best Female Poet award and many other honors.

A South Dakota native, she and her husband S. J. live  near Thunder Hawk, South Dakota. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She says, “As I tell people, we have now been married for 19 wonderful years—plus those other 39 that sometimes got a little ‘iffy.'”

If you aren’t familiar with her work, you can stop on by and check it out here. We highly recommend “He talked about Montana.” It’s reminiscent of Robert Service.

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