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Poem of the Day: ‘Introductory’ to Cowboy Poetry

The recent death of Baxter Black provides an occasion to take a closer look at the strange and wonderful cultural phenomenon known as Cowboy Poetry. 

Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

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EDITED BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

Mr. Bottum is the author of eight books, including An Anxious Age and The Decline of the Novel. Director of the Classics Institute at Dakota State University, he has written over 800 essays, poems, reviews, and short stories in publications from the Atlantic to the Washington Post. His poetry collections include The Fall & Other Poems and The Second Spring, and he has received a 2019 Christopher Medal for his poetry in the year’s best children’s book. He lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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