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"Cowboy Poets" is an unlikely western set in the world of cowboy poetry gatherings. Every year since 1985 they've gathered to share their heartfelt cowboy poetry in Elko, Nevada. A look at a celebration of the creative process, our need to create, to gather, to share, "Cowboy Poets" reveals a modern West wrangling with change and environmental threats.

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Olivier Tournaud


  • Year
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    English and Crow
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Premiere
    Midwest Premiere
  • Genre
    Documentary Feature
  • Subtitle Language
    Not applicable
  • Content Warning
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Director
    Mike Day
  • Screenwriter
    Mike Day
  • Producer
    Mike Day, Sue Turley
  • Executive Producer
    Michael Y. Chow,  Bonnie Buckner, Arcadiy Golubovich, Tony Hsieh, Andy Hsieh, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Justin Lacob, Leslie Finlay, Louis Venezia
  • Cast
    Gail Steiger, Wallace McRae, Mary Matli and others