* 2015 Official Site - Cowboy Poets of Utah*
After April 2014, the only way to access this website will be with the URL address:
This organization is for Utah Cowboy Poets, Cowboy Poets who like Utah, Cowboys who like Poets, Utahans who like Cowboys, and Cowboys who like Utah.
CPU Summer BBQ at Brooksie's place 2006
Cowboy Poets of Utah is on Facebook too.
Who Can Join?
We invite anybody interested in Cowboy Poetry in Utah to join. Members should care about the West, and about preserving our western lifestyle and heritage. Members should also participate and make a difference in the organization, but you'll help decide just what that means, as the organization grows. We do currently have about forty active members!
How Can You Join?
Jump on board real soon, you'll likely have a great big say in how things get organized and what members should do to stay involved. To join we need a completed application now, and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information and a copy of the application, or you can print the application below. If you'd just as soon, I'd just as soon you asked questions by email, 'cause that's easier for me to deal with. firstname.lastname@example.org But whatever works best for you is what you ought to figure on.
Benefits of Joining
There will be many benefits to becoming a member of our organization - one in particular is that, as a member, you will be able to help decide just WHAT EXACTLY the benefits are! We figure our members are all close friends, or at least we put up with each other pretty good, and we'd just as soon spend time with each other as not. 'Course we also have a passel of common interests, and we hope to work together to make our craft more professional and maybe even have more fun.
Right now, we're sending out a quarterly newsletter with updates about events and "goings on..." We also show off the work of a featured poet, and have a message from our president or another member of the executive committee. Sound good? Yep, it is!!!
(To print Membership Application: highlight, copy, then paste to Word or Notepad)
Cowboy Poets of Utah Membership Application & Renewal Form
City________________________________ State _______Zip _____________
(Please check or circle all that apply)
________Poet _________Musician _________Single Act ________Duo/Group
Name of Group____________________________________________________
_____Fan (Non-performing member)
New Membership________($20.00) Youth (under 18) ________($5.00)
Couple renewal membership ________($25.00)
(member names for couple)____________________/_____________________
Please make check payable to Cowboy Poets of Utah
Mail to: Gordon Thomas - 425 W. Center - Genola, Utah 84655
Renewal Memberships are due in January
Tell us about yourself. (use the back if more room is needed!):
Would you like this information posted on the CPU web site? ___Yes ___No
Bio information to the website member's page should be limited to 100 words or less.
We can link to your personal web site for additional information.
Sam Deleeuw 00 - 06
Val Carter 07
C.R. Wood 09
Jo Lynne Kirkwood 10
Al Clark 11
Jeff Coates 12
Casey Woods 13
Marion Manwill 00 - 03
Gordon Thomas 03 - 05
Val Carter 05 - 06
Kenny Hall 07
Jo Lynne Kirkwood 09
Al Clark 10
Bill Wright 13
Jo Lynne Kirkwood 00 - 08
Laurie Tye 08
Judy Erickson 09 - 11
Marleen Bussma 12
Rod Miller 00 - 06
Gordon Thomas 06
Chairman of the Board
Paul Bliss 00 - ?
Sam Deleeuw ? - 05
Curly Syndergaard 05 -07
Paul Bliss 07 - 10
C.R. Wood 11
Vice Chairman of the Board
Sam Deleeuw 06 - 07
Don Kennington ? - 06
Paul Kern ? - 11
Dennis Hunter 12
Paul Bliss - 2014 CPU Utah Pioneer Heritage Award Recipient
Rest In Peace Don Kennington
CPU Symposium CD's
To order a copy of the 2011 CPU Symposium CD, click the CD cover
Margo Metagrano wrote and sent the following, about the CPU CD produced by Paul Kern.
It was a pleasure to post Rick Huff's enthusiastic review of "Symposium 2010" at CowboyPoetry.com: