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Riding the Rhymes

Posted by lgirard on January 14th 2008 to In the News

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Riding the Rhymes
Cowboys saddle up for four-day poetry event

By Nicholas Dewart
January 10, 2008

Doris Daley paints pictures of ranch life, but not in the usual way.As part of a family who ranched in the foothills of Alberta, Canada, for five generations, she knows how to shoot gofers, blow up a beaver dam and jump-start a 1955 John Deer tractor. It’s those experiences she paints with words. And she will give local residents an earful at the 19th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Arvada. Entertainers from the United States, Canada and Australia will round up at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to perform poetry and songs from their western heritage. Tales of ranch life, cattle drives and rodeos will transpire at the event…

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