Linda Hussa (The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering)

This video is from a session entitled, "Love Poems and Songs," held February 2, 2013 at Western Folklife Center's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Linda and her work at the 2011 Trailing of The Sheep Festival in Sun Valley.  It was great to see her again in Elko.

Her bio from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering program:  "Linda Hussa lives in Surprise Valley near the small town of Cedarville in northeastern California, where the western edge of the Great Basin begins.  she and her husband John, a third-generation rancher, raise cattle, sheep and horses, and the hay to feed them.  Linda's poetic voice speaks about teh isolated nature of ranching, the commitment to rural communities and to the natural community of the desert landscape. Linda has won many awards and is a past member of the Western Folklife Center's Board of Trustees."

More about Linda's books can be found on her website:


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