Shadd shares a short take on love and rodeo. Shadd Piehl shares "Sonnet - Sweetheart of the Rodeo" during the "A Cavvy of Horse Poems + Songs" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
A fourth-generation North Dakotan and third-generation rodeo cowboy, Shadd Piehl grew up near the Mouse River south of Minot, North Dakota. In 2004, he was named an associate poet laureate by North Dakota State Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode. His poems have appeared in the anthologies "Between Earth and Sky: Contemporary Cowboy Poets," "Maverick Western Verse," "Brushstrokes and Balladeers." and the magazines "Aluminum Canoe," "Pemmican," "Red Weather" and "Dry Crik Review," among others. He has published a chapbook of poetry "Towards Horses" with Aluminum Canoe. Currently an Academic Dean for Rasmussen College, Shadd lives in Mandan North Dakota with his wife Marnie and sons Owen, Wyatt and Ryder.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater in Elko, NV, on Feb. 1, 2019.
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