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Website is under renovations and will continue to change as we add more content and features.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome!

Always looking for material to add to the website, if you have suggestions, or CPI related material you think should be on the website, feel free to contact Lewis Kanirie at cowboypoetsofidaho@gmail.com


Wayne Nelson Memorial Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Gathering 

November 11-13, 2016 

Historic Wilson Theater in Rupert, Idaho



​Cowboy Poets of Idaho, Inc. " was organized in 1988 as a Not-For-Profit corporation open to anyone who has an interest in cowboy poetry and western music. It is to serve as a vehicle to perpetuate the folk art of poets and musicians. Stated purposes are to present a collective voice for the cowboy poets, present traditional cowboy poetry as an art form, establish a registry, assist in cowboy poetry forums, seek to uphold quality performance and work with young people to encourage them to write poetry and music