Video: Wyoming’s Cheyenne Greub wins cowboy poetry contest

January 6, 2015

The Nevada-based Western Folklife Center announced the winners Tuesday in a contest aimed at carrying on the tradition of cowboy poetry. Greub's poem, which you can see her recite above, was titled "As the Master turns the Page."

Greub won a free trip to the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering held later this month in Elko, Nevada. The contest was open to poets aged 18-35 in 17 western states, including Colorado.

Nevada poet Jolyn Young won the public vote in this year's contest for "So You Wanna Marry A Buckaroo?" 

A press release describes what her poem is about:

Her poem chronicles her life as the wife of a working cowboy who moves frequently from ranch to ranch. She wrote the poem when her husband was away at cow camp and she was up late at night, worried and unable to sleep.

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