August 2, 2013
Les Stukenberg/The Daily CourierGail Starr and Washtub Jerry perform Traveling Light during the 2012 Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering.
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"Write 'em, Cowboy!" OK, maybe that's not what they meant in those Western movies you saw as a kid. But that's what they might be hollerin' when the 26th annual Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering rolls into town Aug. 8-10. One of the longest-running cowboy poetry events in the West (where else?), this year's show is packed with the rock stars of the field and a local tradition that reaches back to Prescott's early days and local legend Gail Gardner.