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Chinook FFA Poets & Pickers: 'female cowboy poet' an oxymoron?


April 18, 2018

Dale Mailand, from Harlem and an organizer of the annual poets and pickers gathering in Chinook, is pictured reading a "late Christmas greeting" to the folks at the Chinook Senior Center. Several musicians and poets joined the local 'kitchen band' that routinely plays on Fridays.

If I'm tracking correctly this is my fourth time attending the Montana Country Poets and Pickers Western Heritage Roundup. The 2018 edition, and the 24th annual event in the series, met in mid-April in Chinook with venues shared between the CHS auditorium for the nightly, organized performances and the Chinook Inn meeting room for the more informal jam sessions and new poets' readings. The cowboy gathering is also a fundraiser for Chinook High's FFA chapter. The chapter helps promote, organize and support the Western Heritage Roundup.

Some readers may recall the dates of the annual gatherin...

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