SHORT POEMS ~ TALL COWBOYS
OUR TRIBUTE TO "THE COWBOY"
Jesse Colt was raised in Foxwarren, Manitoba, Canada’s tiny hockey capital. His
education includes an Engineering Degree from the University of Manitoba and Business
Administration from McMaster University. Jesse has practiced Engineering in most
Canadian provinces and territories. He is currently the Engineering Manager for Prairie
West Technical Services.
Jesse ranches in the Alberta foothills near Bragg Creek. He is an award winning Cowboy
Poet and his novels have been short-listed in the Eppies. He has several books published
and more due for publication in the near future.
He is a registered Professional Engineer and member of the Academy of Western Artists
and the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association. Jesse has been invited to perform his
Cowboy Poetry in venues ranging from the local bars along the dusty Cowboy Trail to
the glitz of Las Vegas.
"The Cowboy traditions, values and way of life have always appealed to me. There is no
more romantic or inspiring figure than that of an older Cowboy, grey-haired, tough and
dignified. All my poetry has been dedicated to these aging wranglers and their families. A
few beer shared in one of their favorite dusty water holes, with Ian Tyson singing in the
background, has provided material and inspiration enough to fill many a book. My goal is
to write poetry that will pay homage to their values while entertaining and educating the
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The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for
those who trust in him.