Cowboy poetry event celebrates spirit of the West

Danny Walker and his daughter Clara perform at the 29th annual cowboy poetry revue at the Stockmen's Club in Brawley on Tuesday. PHOTO AARON BODUS

BRAWLEY — On Tuesday night a number of interested parties made their way to the Stockmen’s Club here to get an earful at the 29th annual Cattle Call Cowboy Poetry Revue.

It is a classic night of western-infused entertainment that is one of the more folksy entries among Cattle Call Week’s many diversions. All that’s missing is a campfire.

Cowboy poetry event celebrates spirit of the West

A put upon brother of Cattle Call royalty makes a wry plea for a Cattle Call King competition to be added to next year's event, so all his pageant know-how can be put to good use. PHOTO AARON BODUS

Cowboy poetry event celebrates spirit of the West

Cattle Call Queen Jessica Friley warms up the crowd. PHOTO AARON BODUS

Cowboy poetry event celebrates spirit of the West

7-year-old Katie Rojas reads a poem she wrote. PHOTO AARON BODUS

Cowboy poetry event celebrates spirit of the West

John Howenstein sings and plays. PHOTO AARON BODUS

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at abodus@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3434.

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