Friday night’s ‘Jingle, Jangle, Mingle’ with ‘Best Fiction’ winner D. B. Jackson
Jody Fuller and Robbin with Wes Studi, 2013 inductee into the Hall of Great Western Performers.
Guy Gillette, Waddie Mitchell and Pip Gillette – 2013 Outstanding Western Composition
Fuller & Fuller – Jody & Robert
With Lisa Hackett
With Sandra Dallas (2013 Best Juvenile Book) and her husband.
With Robbin and Jody
With Red Steagall
I am thrilled and deeply honored that my poetry has been recognized, a second time, by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. My first Wrangler in 2009 was a real surprise, but it has encouraged me to take my writing more seriously.
I also want to thank the Western Folklife Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for offering a venue for my poetry and a readership for Dry Crik Press, our small press imprint established in 1989. Since that time, Dry Crik Press has published the work of eight different Wrangler Award winners*, including ‘Proclaiming Space’, and brought the likes of Buck Ramsey, Andy Wilkinson, Paul Zarzyski and David Wilke to the Sierra Nevada foothills to share their unique talents with our isolated ranching community.
But most of all, I want to thank my wife Robbin for her love and support, for her hard work and ideas, and for her patience and understanding. I am truly humbled because I didn’t get to this podium by myself.
On behalf of all, we thank you.
*Dry Crik Press/Dry Crik Review