Heather Hafleigh programs a special Cowboy Poetry and Music edition of The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020

Trinity Seely and Marrina Mori. Photo by Charlie Ekburg.

Continuing a longstanding KPFA tradition, Heather Hafleigh, photographer and maven of all things “cowboy” and “western,” brings her annual round-up of cowboy poetry and songs to Derk Richardson‘s “The Hear and Now” for the first time. A regular yearly feature of Larry Kelp’s “Sing Out,” Heather’s two-hour special is inspired by her visits to the Western Folklife Center‘s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. The 35th annual edition took place in 2019 from January 28 through February 2; the 36th is scheduled for January 27 through February 1 in 2020. Tune in right after “The Bonnie Simmons Show” as Heather introduces us to a delightful range of spoken and sung poetry, and shares accounts of her personal experiences in the world of western culture and lore.

For more about Heather Hafleigh, click HERE.

For more about the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, click HERE.