howell county en Missouri's 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="" 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=";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="">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 Missouri's vibrant cowboy poetry scene