A Cowboy Named Emmet featured at cowboy poetry festival
But at the world-famous National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Sam’s new book, A Cowboy Named Emmet pays homage to his father. It will be read at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Harry Madsen at the Great Basin College theatre.
A Cowboy Named Emmet is a book about a cowboy who saw the early to mid-20th century changes that came to the west he loved as the California he was raised in becomes fenced in: and his move to work in Elko, Nevada where there was still the open range life. The book is by his son, written with a bit of rhythm and a lot of doggerel. Sam Edwards lives in the Sierras-not quite in Nevada or the old time ways.
Hang and rattle,
— Sam and Crew.