The poetry of cowboys and western poets

David Althouse’s “How Pecos Bill Saved Christmas” star
Pecos Bill gargled nitroglycerin and chewed up habaneros to save Christmas. The outrageous cowboy from folklore appears in David Althouse’s poem, accompanied by his horse, Widow Maker, and his penchant for wild and extreme acts.

S. Omar Barker‘s star
Cowboy poetry at Christmas time offers a colorful view of how these hard-working, hard-playing characters enjoy their celebration, yet all the while recognizing the reason for the season.

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