Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Nester Gomez 2

“This was not going to be a pleasant trip. We were going to travel silently across Mexico and then cross the border into the United States.”

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Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.


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Stories in this Episode

10:29
The Last Summer

by Teresa Jordan

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

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11:23
Blackie the Pig

by Dame Wilburn

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

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10:11
Undocumented Journey

by Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

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11:35
Kiksuya

by Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.

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Extras From This Episode

Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson Extra 2 Mrh 1721

Bobby, his sister and his father.

Bobby Wilson Extra 1 Mrh 1721

Bearview, a sacred site walked on by Bobby's ancestors for thousands of years.

Teresa Jordan

Teresa Jordan Extra 2 Mrh 1721

Teresa's father, Larry Jordan, saddled up.

Teresa Jordan Extra 1 Mrh 1721

Like father, like daughter.

Teresa Jordan Extra 3 Mrh 1721

The Wyoming ranch that was home to Teresa's family for almost 100 years.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Fir Trader
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Ft. Collins
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Palomino
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Vista Cruiser
  • Hawk Hurst - Bear Butte
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