I was already on cloud nine after hearing Shelby Stephenson was selected as poet laureate of North Carolina, but I just received news that Alan Birkelbach won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for his poem, A Little Longer Than the Moment- published in Cowboy Poetry Press, October 2014- Week 6. Alan is the former poet laureate of Texas, 2005.

Let’s just say I am soaring the past few days…

This ezine was a project of mine as I began to write western (what I call Old West Revivalist Poetry. not the same as Cowboy Poetry). I was born in Fort Worth, and grew up in and around the old west frame of mind.

As managing editor, I am proud of all the work that goes into our ezines and now our print anthologies, especially Unbridled. Darn proud! If you write in the western genre we hope you will check out our submission guidelines on the submission page of either Cowboy Poetry Press and Red Dashboard LLC Publishing.

Today we received the invitation letter from WWA, and the banquet will be held in Lubbock, Texas, my home state! Yee-haw! It’s officially a great news season…