missouri folk arts http://kbia.org en Postcard from a cowboy poetry festival http://kbia.org/post/postcard-cowboy-poetry-festival <p></p><p> This week on the show, we're hearing from Francine Robison and D.J. Fry, two out of the more than 20 cowboy poets and musicians who performed at the 15th Annual Missouri Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:26:07 +0000 Harum Helmy 32945 at http://kbia.org Postcard from a cowboy poetry festival Missouri's vibrant cowboy poetry scene http://kbia.org/post/missouris-vibrant-cowboy-poetry-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you think all cowboys are of the rugged, silent and stoic Marlboro Man </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">type&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">–&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">think again. Some </span><a href="http://cowboypoetry.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">cowboys write poetry</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Every year since 1998, for a weekend in April, a group of cowboy poets Missouri and its surrounding states gather <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=212846796832137624444.0004db1d3d90a3bcc519a&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=36.995492,-91.70876&amp;spn=0.025261,0.052314&amp;iwloc=0004db1d423025732a2ba">in Mountain View, Mo.</a>, near West Plains. They spend three days in town, usually from Friday to Wednesday, giving poetry performances, playing folk songs, telling classic cowboy stories. The gathering, <a href="http://www.howellcountynews.com/Stories/news_20130418_184250_26487_.php">also known as the Missouri Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival</a>, is one of the largest of its kind in the Midwest.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:26:11 +0000 Harum Helmy 32527 at http://kbia.org Missouri's vibrant cowboy poetry scene