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
Steve Deming released a new CD, "Wonderful Moment."
Teresa Burleson, Devon Dawson, Sam DeLeeuw, Juni Fisher, Belinda Gail, Susie Knight, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Diane Tribitt were among Devon Dawson's COWGIRL TOP 20 Women in Western Music & Poetry who inspired her table decor for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame luncheon, Oct. 2014
Aspen Black released a new CD, "Eastern Western Cowgirl."
Terry Brown released a new CD, "Party on the Prairie."
A poem by Dennis Russell Nazelrod, "Renewin' All Our Hopes," was published in the fall issue of Western Way Magazine.
Barry Ward was inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Thanks to Dale Page who suggested adding the Poetry Archive (POEMS), starting with the Georgie Sicking Award and Cowboy Poetry Jackpot winners. Thanks to all three winners, Deanna Dickinson McCall, Dennis Russell Nazelrod, and Al "Doc" Mehl, for getting their poems to me so quickly.
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.