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September 11: The Whys and Wherefores of Cowboy Poetry

Friday, September 11, 2015 The Whys and Wherefores of Cowboy Poetry Thursday,  September 17:   |  Dialogue leader: Rod Miller Mark & Elizabeth England's home at 1194 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. Late-comers, please use the back door.   Discussion: What is Cowboy Poetry, and does it matter? How does it fit into the larger tradition of poetry and what sets it apart? Is it a subject deep enough to dive into?  About Rod: Rod Miller’s first collection of poetry, Things a Cowboy Sees and Other Poems, won the Westerners International award for poetry and was named Best Poetry Book by the Academy of Western Artists. “Tabula Rasa,” a poem from the collection, won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Poem. A poem from his latest collection, Goodnight Goes Riding and Other Poems, “Song of the Stampede,” was a Finalist for the WWA Spur Award. His poems have appeared in several periodicals and anthologies, including New