2016-04-07 / Local News

Cowboy poetry will be featured at library

Cowboy poetry will be featured this Saturday at the library in Mariposa.
Local cowboy poet Wendy Brown-Barry will be reciting original and traditional cowboy poetry at the Mariposa County Library, 4978 10th Street, starting at 11 a.m.
Fifteen years ago, cowboypoetry.com began “Cowboy Poetry Week.” In April 2003, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the celebration.
Cowboypoetry.com sponsors the Bar-D Ranch Web site. Its mission is to preserve and celebrate the arts and life of rural communities everywhere.
Cowboy poetry is an oral tradition of the Old West that was born on the cattle drives of the 1800s. Sitting around campfires, cowboys began a tradition of storytelling, poetry and songs. 
That tradition has survived on ranches from Texas to Montana and, in recent years, has entered the mainstream of literary genre.
The themes are universal, with heavy emphasis on nature, history, folklore, family, friends and work.
For more information, visit www.wendybrown-barry.com.

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