We are proud to announce that the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book for 2012 has gone to:

ISBN 9781883081072
Dry Crik Press                       136 pp.
$15.00 plus $2.00 shipping


Poetic perspectives derived from a life of raising cattle on the same landscape as generations of family before him, John Dofflemyer offers a personal glimpse of his relationship with the natural world, both wild and domestic; of life, death and politics from the distance of Dry Creek, a tributary of the Kaweah River in the southern Sierra Nevada range of California. Often blending native and cattle cultures with the pantheistic, his lyric line is visual and in-the-moment celebrations of the wild, of the realities of the land, of family and community, and ultimately humanity. Dedicated to a sustainable living of raising livestock on native grass, these are ‘hands-on’ poems to enrich life.

Dofflemyer has read his work at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada since its beginning, authored thirteen collections of poetry including ‘Poems from Dry Creek’, published by Starhaven, that received the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for ‘Best Poetry Book of 2008’.

cash or check to:
John Dofflemyer
P.O. Box 44320
Lemon Cove, CA 93244


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Comments from Dr. Terry Clark [blog] after the 2013 Wranglers:

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