ABOUT WALLY McRAE
McRae is a Cowboy and a Poet. His poem "Reincarnation"
has entered the oral tradition of cowboy poetry as a classic recitation
and he's presented his poems to rave reviews at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings
and Folklife Festivals nationwide. He has also received the Governor's
Award for the Arts in Montana, received the National Endowment for
the Arts' National Heritage Award and was recently nominated by
President Clinton to serve on the National Council of the Arts.
McRae has four published collections of poetry, his latest entitled
Cowboy Curmudgeon, and has an hour-long video, shot on his
home ranch reciting 32 poems, entitled Wally McRae Live (More
"Cowboy Magazine" writes "Wally brings humor and
insight to anyone who ever... sat on a horse (or wanted to)."
and "Western Horseman" says, "His poetry is something
like the Montana landscape - the years and wind take away anything
that isn't solid as bedrock. McRae not only knows how to make you
listen, he has something to say that's worth listening to."
Wally McRae is a third-generation Montana rancher. He runs the
Rocker Six Cattle Co. ranch on Rosebud Creek south of Forsyth and
describes himself first and foremost as "a rancher. A livestock
rancher. That's what I do."
"I suppose a cowboy poet would be second," he conceded
in an interview last year. "But it would be a poor second."
Most folks would disagree with that statement. Wally McRae is regarded
as among the nation's foremost cowboy poets.
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Mix equal portions of Montana cowboy
and modern society, add a dash of humor, heap on the social commentary
-- the result is the internationally renowned cowboy and poet, Wally
McRae. In this hour-long video, Wally presents a collection
of 32 of his favorite poems form the land that inspires much of
his work, the beautiful Rocker Six family ranch in Southwestern
Montana. You'll enjoy Wally's hallmark poem "Reincarnation"
which has entered the oral tradition of cowboy poetry as a classic
recitation. Wally McRae Live will warm your heart and split
your sides as you enjoy his poetry again and again!
- Hired Hand
- Broke, Afoot and Old
- Degrees of Water
- Double Shot
- The Coyote
- Howdy, Mister Hunter
- The Cowboy Code
- Montana, Land of ...
- Not So Easy Rider
- Albert and the Broken Leg
- Commuted Sentence
- Forking the Inevitable
- Hat Etiquette
- Pax Vobiscum
- Back as Cold
- Old Speed and the Two Milk Cows
- National Park
- The Mail
- Uncle George
- Call Anytime
- Urban Cowboy
- Ol' Proc
- Touchy Questions
- About Growing Grass