Dennis Russell blends his original western poems and songs as well as sharing some of the classics at campfires or cowboy gatherings.
Dennis was appointed the first Poet Laureate of Cimarron, New Mexico and won the first Western Music Association (WMA) Western Wordsmiths Chapter Cowboy Poetry Jackpot in the Novice Division in 2014. He was also elected Vice President of the WMA Western Wordsmiths Chapter for 2015 and nominee for WMA 2016 Cowboy Poetry CD of the year.
Dennis is the founder of the Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering held at the Philmont Scout Ranch annually the last week in August.
Dennis practices his poetry by reciting to the cattle. "If I feed 'em enough, they'll stay for the whole poem."