A reading by John Dofflemyer of his poem "To Hell in a Handbasket" during the 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada on January 31, 2013.

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Camera by Brad Winegar/H. Paul Moon/Shang Ik Moon, editing by H. Paul Moon. This piece is from footage we filmed for a feature-length documentary work-in-progress. For more information, visit: westdocumentary.com

John Dofflemyer is a fifth-generation rancher in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills. His creative work as a writer and editor reflects John's deep connection with the land and contemporary ranch life. John edited the Dry Crik Review of Contemporary Cowboy Poetry from 1991 to 1994, and has also produced numerous poetry chapbooks through Dry Crik Press. His most recent collection of poetry is "Proclaiming Space." He received the 2008 Wrangler Award for "Poems from Dry Creek" and the 2013 Wrangler Award for "Proclaiming Space" from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. John and his wife Robbin maintain a blog called "Dry Crik Journal: Perspectives from the Ranch" at drycrikjournal.com. John is a member of the Western Folklife Center's Board of Trustees.

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