Photo by Kent Reeves.
NEA National Heritage Fellow and poet Joel Nelson recalls his childhood memories, how he ended up in Alpine, Texas, and his early days as a working cowboy on the 06 Ranch.
Andy recites "Cattle" by Berta Harte Nance
“The map of Texas looks somewhat like a roughly skinned cowhide spread out on the ground, the tail represented by the tapering peninsula at the mouth of the Rio Grande, the broad head by the Panhandle. But ‘Cattle,’ by Berta Hart Nance, goes deeper than the map.” - J. Frank Dobie, The Longhorns (thanks to Cowboypoetry.com for finding this quote)
Quotes from this Episode
"Joel Nelson raised the bar for cowboy poetry for 1000 years. " - Baxter Black
Links for this Episode
Find out more about Joel Nelson here.