Kansas Governor Proclaims 'Cowboy Poetry Week'

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
Cowboy Poet Trey Allen speaks at a fundraiser at the Great Overland Station in March 2012.

Cowboy Poet Trey Allen speaks at a fundraiser at the Great Overland Station in March 2012.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ In a state whose official song salutes deer
and antelope at play on the range, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared
this to be a week to celebrate cowboy poetry.

The governor is urging Kansans to mark Cowboy Poetry Week
through Saturday with ``the appropriate celebration,'' although he
did not say what form that might take.

Brownback issued a proclamation Monday recognizing the
contributions of cowboy poets throughout the state's history. He
says cowboy and pioneer poets have played a large part in
preserving Western heritage and the culture of Kansas.

The proclamation also says the ``long tradition and endearing
qualities'' of telling old stories and poems demonstrate that
cowboy poetry is a cherished Kansas tradition.


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