Vess Quinlan

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Vess Quinlan is a fourth generation on both sides of his family to raise livestock on both the eastern and western slope of the Colorado Rockies. His interest in cowboy poetry came early from a shoebox where his grandmother had collected poems cut out of The Western Livestock Journal and other local and livestock papers. He began writing at age 11 when confined with polio in 1951.