Tickets go on sale next week for what has to be one of the coolest events in the literary world, the 2008 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, to be held January 26 to February 2 in Elko, Nevada.
How I wish I lived near Elko and could attend this amazing shindig!
My choice for Poetry Friday this week is a piece by one of the presenters at the gathering, Paul Zarzyski.
by Paul Zarzyski
A sacrilege against my blue-collar
Catholic manhood, I no longer cut my own
winter supply. I pay 85 a cord
delivered, but I’ll be damned
if I’ll stand idly by and watch Willy stack it
Read the full poem here.
For more on the Cowboy Poetry genre, check out this Wikipedia entry!
Thanks much to AmoXcalli for hosting Poetry Friday this week!