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The Draw of Cowboy Poetry

Joe Kreger wrote his first poem in response to hardship. Fellow cowboy poet Wallace Moore created verses in his head while on the job at a factory. Eventually their work was “discovered” by friends and relatives, and their performing careers were launched. A cowboy poet, Moore says, “is someone who believes that he or she has a story to tell....

Breathing Life into Oklahoma History

Small town Waukomis, Oklahoma, is surrounded by Garfield County’s prairie farmlands, and it’s also home to historian and author John J. Dwyer. With seven books and a few study guides under his belt – including part of our state’s first comprehensive history in many years – he’s working on more. Dwyer’s The Oklahomans: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People...