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Cowboy Poet – Who Knew?

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Keith Ward performing an original poem at The Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company’s Open Mic Night in Spruce Pine, NC on January 19th, 2013.

Ward has been writing poetry since childhood, and he attended his first open mic poetry gathering in 2008.  Since then, Ward has continued writing and performing.  “My only connection to the west as a boy were those old TV westerns,” Ward recalls in the introduction to his poem “My Heart Beats Free.”  Ward brings the spirit of the west to his life as a horse trail guide and through his poetry.


Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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