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Cowboy Poetry by Hal Cannon
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Jun 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, poetry, anthropology

This is an absolutely lovely collection of poetry written by working cowboys. Partially traditional poems, and partially new ones, this book shows how the process has evolved in some ways and changed very little in others. Cowboy poetry is an interesting tradition, often rooted in the literal and the beauty of the nature around them. It reminds me a bit of Everett Ruess, who I suppose would qualify as a cowboy poet in some ways though he wasn't truly a cowboy.
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