Virtual Homecoming October 19-24 2020

Virtual Homecoming October 19-24 2020

Cowboy Poetry and Music at Donnelly Library April 25

Las
Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands Donnelly Library presents a free night of
cowboy poetry and music April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 802 National Ave.  

Karlene
Martínez, Ray Drew Gallery Curator at Donnelly Library, said the Center for
Western and Cowboy Poetry asked her to plan an event to commemorate National Cowboy
Poetry Week, April 21 – 27.

Martínez
said New Mexico has a history of celebrating cowboy poetry and music.

“On April 25, we have quality entertainment including Randy
Huston, a locally raised musician, scheduled to sing,” Martínez said. “Deanna
Dickinson, a cowgirl poet from Weed, New Mexico, will recite her poetry.

Dickinson
won a 2019 Western Heritage Wrangler Award for her poetry CD, “I’ll Ride
Through It.” In addition, Huston and Dickinson together won a 2019 Western
Heritage Wrangler Award in the category New Horizons for a combination of music
and poetry.

“Duke Sundt of Las Vegas, one of our local favorites, is a
natural entertainer and a nationally known sculptor who will entertain us with
Stewart Williamson’s poetry. Williamson, a bit and spur maker from Portales,
New Mexico, writes poetry and calls himself a writer rather than a reciter,” Martínez
said. “This will be
a lively evening of cowboy entertainment.”

According
to the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, its mission is to serve the mostly
rural and underserved community of rural western writers, musicians and artists
in an effort to help preserve western cowboy poetry and related arts.