Patricia memorializes Rodney Nelson. Patricia Frolander shares "Tall Grass Lonesome, in Memory of Rod Nelson" during the "Back in Elko Town" show at the 38th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Patricia Frolander, Wyoming's fifth Poet Laureate, lives and works in the Black Hills on her fifth-generation ranch near Sundance. She has garnered two coveted National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Wrangler Awards, two Willa Cather Awards, and a High Plains Book Award among others, and is featured in many anthologies. Pat’s work focuses on community, family, nature, and ranch life. She is at work on her fourth collection of poems.
"Tall Grass Lonesome, in Memory of Rod Nelson"
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Theater in Elko, Nevada on Jan. 29, 2023.
Made possible by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.