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April 01, 2020


From the Desk of OutWest Live! Event Organizer Bobbi Jean:
You are invited to enjoy "A Pinch of Poetry" and "A Dose of Imagination" every day beginning April 1st and continuing through April 30th as we celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week and National Poetry Month!
Cowboy Poetry Week Poster
This featured artwork is the 52nd piece offered to “spur” the imagination is a special Cowboy Poetry Week Art Spur, “Ranch Water,” a painting by Texas cowboy and artist Teal Blake. The painting is selected as the poster art for the 19th annual Cowboy Poetry Week. You have until April 13 to submit! From is this information:

Submissions from all are welcome through Monday, April 13, 2020.

•  Even if you have a poem or song pending, you are welcome to send one submission inspired by this painting.

•  Art Spur subjects are meant to inspire; we look for poems and songs inspired by— the piece, not necessarily for a literal description of the image or its subject.

•  Do follow our regular guidelines for submissions.

•  When you email your submission to, please indicate in the subject line that it is an Art Spur submission.

OutWest Live! Logo
Although Cowboy Poetry Week is April 19-25 we're celebrating all month!
At 2:00PM (MT) daily, we're featuring a Western poet and author across our Facebook pages. "Rendezvous With A Writer: A Pinch of Poetry" posts will feature videos or photos and texts from our poet friends. "Rendezvous With A Writer: A Daily Dose of Imagination" will feature our writer friends' book trailers, books, or links to The Writer's Block Radio Show author interview podcasts. 
Find these posts across all our Facebook pages:
OutWest Live!
Rendezvous With A Writer OutWest
OutWest Hour Radio Show
The Writer's Block Radio Show

Click here for more on Cowboy Poetry
Click here for more on Cowboy Poetry Week
National Cowboy Poetry Month Poster
From National Poetry Month Website:

National Poetry Month each April is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry's important place in our culture and our lives. 
There is lots of wonderful information here - including signing up to receive a new poem every day!
Poem In Your Pocket
On the final day of the month, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. The 2020 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on April 30th.

There's nothing like a "pinch of poetry" to brighten my day or spark my imagination and no escape better than the places I travel to found between the pages of a great book."
----Bobbi Jean Bell
Co-Host The Writer's Block Radio Show on LA Talk Radio
Co-Host Campfire Cafe and Saddle Up America
Host OutWest Hour on KUPR 

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