Meet Award Winning Poet
Doris Daley

2009 Western Music Association Winner
Traditional Poetry Album of the Winner
Under Western Skies

From our Purveyor of Music and Poetry:
What an honor it was to have The Cowgirls with us for our first in-store music and poetry event! Doris, along with friends Joni Harms and Eli Barsi gave us a magical evening in August 2009 just shortly after OutWest opened our doors. What started with these Cowgirls has gone on to be the SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series!

“Doris’s poetry blazes with brilliant wit and fiery word wizardry; her finely crafted work sparkles with an infectious love of the West. On stage and on the page, she represents the best of the best in cowboy poetry today
            --------Margo Metegrano,

Doris has been an emcee and featured performer at every cowboy festival in Canada as well as many in the United States, including Santa Clarita and Monterey in California; Elko Nevada; Alpine Texas; Heber City, Utah; Valentine, Nebraska and countless others. This Southern Alberta native is at home around campfires or in convention halls all over North America, from the Smithsonian Institute and Ottawa's National Library to "high society" campfires on the trail at 7,000 ft.

Known as "the wordsmith's poet", Doris brings a love of wordplay to her work and a depth of understanding....not only of the west but of the English language. You'll hear something new every time! Jack Hannah, Sons of the San Joaquin, says, "Doris is the pre-eminent female poet in this genre and the equal of any male writing today...her gift is unique and her appeal is irresistible." Whether the topic is potatoes, ranch romance, dancing with the stars, Will James, her pioneer ancestors, ranch house answering machines, Charlie Russell, or the changing English language, here is a poet who packs flare and punch into every piece.

Born and raised on a four-generation family ranch in the Alberta foothills, Doris comes from a gene pool that includes ranchers, cowboys, Mounties, good cooks, sorry team ropers, Irish stowaways, bushwhackers, liars, two-steppers and saskatoon pickers: an impeccable pedigree for anyone wanting to be a cowboy poet. Visit to get the Daley News on this cowboy festival favourite.

Podcasts of Radio Interviews:
January 26, 2013 It's All About Wordsmith Doris Daley
We catch up with returning Guest, Canadian poet and wordsmith {>}Doris Daley. She shares her the "behind the written word" stories of her poetry and collaborations with singer/songwriter Eli Barsi and Bruce Innes. There's never a dull moment when Doris is on the line! Hosts: Nancy, Bobbi Jean, Julie and Peter on the board.

June 30, 2012 It's All About "One Hundred Years of Thunder"
Join our call-in guests, Canadian Wordsmith and Performer Doris Daley and Singer/Songwriter Bruce Innes. We chat about their new CD release, "One Hundred Years of  Thunder" which celebrates this summer's 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.

June 18, 2011 It's All About Doris Daley and Holly George-Warren
Additional Guest is author Holly George-Warren

May 21, 2011 It's All About Cowgirls, Music and Poetry!
Join call in guests Kansas' native songcatcher, {>}Judy Coder and {>}Canadian Cowgirl Poet Doris Daley for a full hour of Western entertainment with your hosts Bobbi Jean and Mike Dowler.

Contact Doris Daley:

Box 103, Turner Valley, AB  CANADA  T0L 2A0

Phone (403) 933-4434

Fax (403) 933-4454

Cowboy poetry for all occasions and in all weathers

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