The Cowboy Western Poetry
of 
THE RANGE WRITERS

 

 

   The Range Writers features cowboy and  bush poetry of a bygone era that is of such enduring excellence that it is considered a classic; but The Range Writers is also proud to feature contemporary poems and poets that are TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN.  This web site is dedicated to the cowboy poets, past and present, who rode the range on their pens and helped to preserve the spirit and memory of the Old West. In a poem  written in 1917, Charles M. Russell said this:

The West is dead my friend
But writers hold the seed
And what they sow
Will live and grow
Again for those who read


 

 
CLASSIC POETS
 

Featuring one of the all-time, money makers of any poem, classical or contemporary or cowboy-western......
 
The Shooting of Dan McGrew 
by Robert Service


 

 

A. B. Banjo Patterson....................  The Man From Snowy River
 

S. Omar Barker.............................  Thirsty Cowboy
 
Arthur  Chapman..................  Out Where The West Begins
                                                 Out Among The Big Things
 
Charles "Badger" Clark ................A Cowboy's Prayer ;
                            
A Border Affair  (Spanish Is The Loving  Tongue)                                                            High Chin Bob
 
Gail Gardner..............................      Sierry Pete(Tying Knot In Devil's Tail)
Antoine D'Arcy.............................   Face On The Bar Room Floor
 
Curly Fletcher ..............................   Strawberry Roan
                                                          Bad Brahma Bull
 
Bret Harte.....................................   The Old Camp Fire
 
Bruce Kiskaddon...........................   Smoke
                                                 
Finished Shipping Cattle In The Fall
 
Henry Herbert Knibbs ..................   Punchin' Dough
                                                           Boomer Johnson
                                                      Where Ponies Came To Drink
                                                           Make Me No Grave
 
Henry Lawson................................   Past Carin'
                                                           Texas Jack
 
D. J. O'Malley......................   When The Work's All Done This Fall
Charlie Russell................................. Old Timers
 
Robert Service................................  The Spell Of The Yukon
                                                        The Shooting Of Dan McGrew
                                                           The Men That Don't Fit In
 
Jack Thorp......................................  Little Joe The Wrangler
 
Anonymous (Questionable)............  The Streets Of Laredo
 

                                                                     

CONTEMPORARY POETS

Van Criddle.............................................................."16 Horses"
AWA Cowboy Poet Of The Year 2006 (Male)....... Mike Logan
Rod Nichols ......................................................... "Cutter Bill" 
Rod Miller ..................."LUCK -But Not Exactly The Beginner' Kind"
Debra Coppinger Hill ........................................ "The Yellow Slicker"
 Michael "Boots" Robinson................ "The Earth's A Fickle Momma"
.Dee Strickland Johnson.................................... "Winds Of The West"
Carole Jarvis...................................................... "A Style All Their  Own"
Jack Sammon.........................."The Legend Of "Edna Zigenbine"
                                                                             
"Rusty Spurs" ;
                                                                              "After The Wet";
                                                                              "Drovers Reunion"
Chris Isaacs ....................................................... "Thanks, Grandpa"
Roger Traweek ..................................................."Angus McTavish
                                                                               
"Strong Medicine"
Jo Lynn Kirkwood............................................... "The Last Round Up"
Doc Stovall .......................................................... "The Search"
Brian Brannon...................................................... " The Crow"
 Kent Stockton......................................"The Campfire Ain't Quite Out"
                                                                                       
"Better Times"
 D. W. Groethe..........................................................  "Fifty A Day"
                                                                            "There's  A Silence"
Dee Strickland Johnson............."The Last Stage Robbery - Pearl Hart"
Bette Wolf Duncan............................. "The Old Man Was A  Cowboy"
                                                              "8 Seconds From Glory"
Mike Puhallo..................................................... "The Tender Trap"
                                                                          "Scour Pills and Roses"    

Clark Crouch..................................................... "Antique Boots"
 
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Dakota by Bette Duncan

Dakota

by Bette Duncan

    The Louisiana Territory, purchased for less than 5˘ an acre, was one of Thomas Jefferson's greatest contributions to his country. It doubled the size of the United States literally overnight, without a war or the loss of a single American life. Dakota presents a bird’s eye view of the transition of a segment of the Louisiana Purchase into the states of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Dakota offers historical data meshed with Western poetry, with each one of the book’s twenty-three poems contributing a relevant insight. Topics covered include subjects ranging from the Civil War in Montana, to the "Big Die-Up"of 1886-1887, to the myth and reality of the American West, to the end of the homesteading era. According to the author, Dakota is more than a collection of Western verse- it is a raft with twenty-three supporting logs that has skimmed o’er the river of Western history. Dakota paints a picture of the real west and some of its magnificent people.

  The author, Bette Wolf Duncan, was born and raised in southeastern Montana. She is the granddaughter of Montana homesteaders, and the great-granddaughter of some of the earliest settlers in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Her late husband’s grandfather was one of the early ranchers in eastern Montana.

Learn Western history through vivid details meshed with poetry!

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ISBN 13 (TP): 978-1-4568-5365-5
ISBN 13 (HB): 978-1-4568-5366-2
ISBN 13 (eBook): 978-1-4568-5367-9

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or contact the author:

Bette Wolf Duncan
1755 S.E. 108th Street: Runnells, Iowa 50237
Tel. 1-515-966-2461
email - wacobelle@msn.com

 


 

Great Cowboy poetry about the Old West!

Russell Country  

   
 This collection of cowboy poetry is an echo of the stories Bette Wolf Duncan heard as a granddaughter of early Montana and North Dakota pioneers. The Old West poems contain memories of a time when the great buffalo herds still thundered through the valleys, when Cheyenne and Crow still camped around the Yellowstone River, when mountain men and cowboys, prospectors and miners, rustlers and vigilantes still populated Russell Country. The New West poems concern contemporary cowboy life.  Russell Country features the art of Charlie Russell, Frederick Remington and N. C. Wyeth. It was published by Hancock House Publishers.
 

                         Rodeo Country

       The author, Bette Wolf Duncan, grew up in southeastern Montana, not far from the Wyoming border. This is Rodeo Country; and she celebrates this rich western heritage with poems and photos of regional rodeo champions.  She is the granddaughter of early Montana and North Dakota pioneers; and she was married to a former cowboy whose grandparents were among the earliest ranchers in southeast Montana. She can still hear with her heart the pioneers tales of relatives and other old-timers. This book is the echo of their tales and of good times remembered. It contains a collection of poetry and written accounts that embody much of the history and events that shaped Montana and Wyoming.
                                
 
The book is $12.95. You can order it snail mail:
           
 Wacobelle Productions
                  1755 S.E. 108th Street
                    Runnells, Iowa 500237
                                                                                                               (515) 966-2461
(515) 966-2461
                                     Or by e-mail
wacobelle@msn.com
       
 


 

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Casey's Corral of Cowboy Poetry  ,
Charlie Russell's Stagecoach  
Rodeo Country


 

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