About the Gathering

Cowboy poetry in Alpine

Due to health concerns about convening a large group of people, we are producing and streaming cowboy poetry and music on film throughout 2021 and into 2022. The Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held in person February 18-19, 2022 in Alpine, Texas, on the beautiful campus of Sul Ross State University. Come join us in scenic Alpine as we preserve the western culture through the work of some of the best cowboy poets and musicians in the country.

A Tradition of Cowboy Poetry

For 33 years, the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine was a cowboy poetry destination not to be missed. In February 2019, that gathering ended.

Determined not to let the tradition of cowboy poetry in this region die out, a committed group of volunteers formed a new organization, the Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

The inaugural Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering was held Feb. 21-22, 2020 and was enjoyed by all. The 2021 Gathering has been postponed to February 18-19, 2022.

Board of Directors, as of Sept. 2020
Elizabeth Baize, Fort Davis
Rachel Barrett, Alpine
Robbie Burns, Alpine
Jim Goodnight, Dallas
Karen McGuire, Alpine
Kay Nowell, Alpine
Gene Nowell, Alpine
Jim Street, Alpine
Julie Stovell, Alpine
Gilbert Valenzuela, Alpine

Event Producer
Bob Saul, Fort Worth

Film Production and Advisors to the Board
John and Erika Moore, Durango, CO

Mailing address:
Lone Star Cowboy Poetry Gathering
P.O. Box 1076
Alpine, TX 79831