ozarks folk art http://kbia.org en 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