Susie Knight wrote "How to Entertain Kids." Check it out on our new page, "Tips 'N' Tutorials." We hope that it will contain a lot of helpful information for you.
If you have knowledge that will help other Western Wordsmiths members, and you're willing to share it, please contact a member of the Board.
A Cowman's Lot by Terry Nash and Mike Moutoux was published in the "Penned By Lantern Light" column of the Winter 2015 "Western Way."
Ron Wilson, Poet Lariat, recited an original poem at the Kansas Governor's Inauguration on Jan. 12, 2015.
Performance Opportunities (on the events page)
Poetry Archives (POEMS)
Welcome to New Members:
Welcome to New Board Members:
Dennis Russell Nazelrod
Francine Roark Robison
Thanks to Outgoing Board Members:
Deanna Dickinson McCall was the winner of the Georgie Sicking Award.
Dennis Russell Nazelrod was the winner of the novice class of the Cowboy Poetry Jackpot. Al "Doc" Mehl was the winner of the professional class.
WMA Awards to Western Wordsmiths members:
2014 Female Poet of the Year: Susie Knight
2014 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year: "Mustang Spring" by Deanna Dickinson McCall
2014 Western Album of the Year: "Granite Mountain" by Belinda Gail
2014 Duo or Group of the Year: Miss Devon & The Outlaw
2014 Radio DJ/Radio Program of the Year: Totsie Slover - The Real West from the Old West - Deming, NM
Thank you and kudos to Susie Knight for making the first Cowboy Poetry Jackpot a success.
Thanks to the volunteers: Dave Knight, Paula Page, Jana Sinclair and Aspen Black. Thanks to the judges: Sam DeLeeuw, Dale Page, Diane Tribitt; and to M.C. Susie Knight. Thanks to the two guest poets: Mag Mawhinney and Don Decker.
Thanks to the sponsors of the Cowboy Poetry Jackpot: Twin River Recording (Bonifacio "Bodie" Dominguez Jr), OutWest Boutique & Cultural Center and Western and Cowboy Poetry at The Bar-D Ranch.
And thanks to the 11 novice and 9 professionals who chose to compete in the Cowboy Poetry Jackpot. They all did an excellent job.