Deanna McCall remembers a time friends showed up to help a neighbor in need with her poem, "Cow Country Code," during the "Ranch Family Show" at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Deanna Dickinson McCall writes about the West with settings in both the past and current day. Deanna has cows, horses, and a love of the land bred into her, coming from a family that began ranching in Texas in the 1840s. She has ranched in several western states, including 22 years raising her family on a remote Nevada ranch without phones or electricity. She now ranches with her husband in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico. Her writing and performances have won numerous awards, including the Will Rogers Medallion Awards, the Georgie Sicking Award, NM/AZ Book Awards, Women Writing the West, Western Music Association, the Academy of Western Artists, the Texas Poets Gathering Heritage Award, the Della Johns Scholarship, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Wrangler Award.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by Elko Convention & Visitors Authority and 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.