I know I keep mentioning it, on our Facebook page and in last week’s editor’s note, but we have an exciting new column in the paper. Baxter Black, America’s most famous cowboy poet is writing every week in these here pages. This week check him out on page 12. I’ve included a small photo of him here so you can put a face to that mustache.
And speaking of cowboy poets, I’m very excited to help organize and participate in a cowboy poetry roundup at the Kuna Farmer’s Market this weekend. Not only will I be debuting some new cowboy poetry I’ve written, but we’ll have other poets and performers from the Cowboy Poets of Idaho all morning long.
It only gets better. At the Melba Olde Tyme 4th of July Celebration, which we have the complete guide to in the center of this here paper, there will be a cowboy poetry contest. I’m shure as shootin’ going to get in on that. You should too.
Because we’re so inspired with poetry, Kuna Melba News has decided to host a poetry contest. Details are on page 13 beneath the horoscope. We’ve even put up a small amount of prize money. So get out your quill pens. Dust off those old journals. Submit your poems. It only costs $1 per entry (to avoid bombarding us with everything in your prose arsenal) and you can enter as many times as you wish. Enter with a rhyming poem, a freeform poem or a haiku. If we get enough interest, we might even consider continuing with a weekly reader submitted poem column.