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Cowboys descend on Nevada for poetry festival

Cowboy troubadours and scribes have descended upon Elko, Nevada, for the 32nd annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Elko, Nevada welcomes cowboys.
Elko, Nevada welcomes cowboys. Image by Travel Nevada / CC BY 2.0

Running until 30 January, the event highlights the art and culture of ranching in the West. The event features poetry readings, film screenings and discussions, as well as workshops covering skills like photography, cooking and hatmaking.

Read more: westernfolklife.org