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Clark Crouch

Clark Crouch

Author's Bio

Clark Crouch is an award winning western and cowboy poet and performing artist who values aging…the older he gets, the fewer are left around who can refute anything he says! The author of nine books and the editor of a tenth, his viewpoints and biases were shaped by the Great Depression and droughts in Nebraska where he worked as youthful cowboy in the 1930s and early 1940s, earning his own way from the time he was twelve years of age. His poetic preference is for traditional poetry with consistent meter and true rhymes such as appeared in poems written and recited by western poets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Previews of all his books appear on books.google.com.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Thirteenth (Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, 2007)
Anthologies:
Chopin With Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (Moonrise Press, 2010), Western & Cowboy Poetry at the Bar D Ranch (Center for Western & Cowboy Poetry, 2006)
Journals:
Country Register, Open Range Magazine
Performances:
Concert in the Barn (2009), Burning Word Festival - Washington Poets Association (2007), Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering, Ellensburg, WA (2006), Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Kamloops, B.C. (2006), Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering, Ellensburg, WA (2005), Columbia River Cowboy Gathering (2005), Elkhorn Western Arts Gathering, Baker City, OR (2005), Legends of Country RV Tour (4 venues on a 3 State Tour - ID, OR, WA) (2005), Way Out West Show, Port Townsend, WA (2005), Columbia River Cowboy Gathering, Kennewick, WA (2004)
Prizes:
Western Images won the 2008 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Cowboy Poetry. It was also named one of the top five Cowboy Poetry Books of 2008 and 2009 by the Western Music Association. Views from the Saddle won the 2010 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Cowboy Poetry. It was also named one of the top five Cowboy Poetry Books of 2010 by the Western Music Association. Harkin' Home was a finalist in the 2011 cowboy poetry competition sponsored by the Western Music Association.

Clark Crouch Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Indian Givers by Jack Weatherford, Charles M. Russell: life and legend by John Taliaferro
Favorite Books:
Cowboy: the illustrated history; Sun and Saddle Leather; The Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman; Buffalo Bill's America; Creek Mary's Blood
Favorite Authors:
Mark Twain, Dee Brown, Charles Badger Clark, Robert Penn Warren

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: June 21, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
English American
Prefers to work with:
Seniors
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Anselmo, NE
Raised in:
Rural, NE

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