Wyoming Arts Council

Encampment's Cora Wood is "8 Seconds" finalist on CowboyPoetry.com

On June 12, CowboyPoetry.com announced its fifteenth Lariat Laureate and “8 Seconds” winners in a global competition.

Martin, S.D., rancher and poet Ken Cook, a finalist in previous competitions, was recognized as Lariat Laureate for his poem, “The Conversation.”

The youngest of CowboyPoetry.com’s eight “8 Seconds” finalists is Cora Wood of Encampment.

Cora is seven years old. She is following in the footsteps of her parents. Her poem, “Chester,” is about a horse she rides when working cows with her ranch manager father. Her mother is Western singer/songwriter Laurie Wood. Cora performs at events across the West. She writes songs and poems, and is also known for her yodeling, which is showcased in her new recording, Cora’s Cowgirl Yodel.

Read Cora’s poem, and find out more about her, at http://www.cowboypoetry.com/winner.htm#Wood

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