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Cowboy Poets

Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks, ND) , July 14, 2005


At first glance, "cowboy poet" would seem to be an oxymoron. What could one possibly have to do with the other? Cowboys writing poetry makes a lot more sense, however, when you consider how much time a cowboy spends by himself on the lone prairie.

"There's two things cowboys have a lot of. It's time on your hands and time by yourself," cowboy poet D.W. Groethe said. "You have two alternatives. You can go stark raving nuts, or you can start appreciating what's around you and become one with it."

Groethe and Jess Howard will headline a cowboy poetry and music event at the Greater Grand Forks Fair & Exhibition.

For more on cowboy poetry and poets including Groethe, Howard and Dalglish, go to

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