Clark Crouch of Woodinville, Washington is a prize-winning western and cowboy poet as well as a performing artist who has appeared at events throughout the Northwest. His viewpoints and biases were shaped by his life as a cowboy during the Great Depression in the Sandhills of Nebraska as well as by his later work as an administrator for the Atomic Energy Commission, as a management consultant, and as a cowboy poet.
Variously known as a “Poet Lariat” and “Sandhill Sage,” he professes to enjoy growing old saying “the older I get the fewer people are around to refute anything I say!”
His book, Western Images, received the 2008 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Cowboy Poetry and his book, Views from the Saddle, received the same award in 2010. His interest in cowboy poetry is the result of a 1940s acquaintance with Charles Badger Clark who was then the Poet Laureate of South Dakota. Following that meeting, Clark wrote his first cowboy poem, “Cowboys,” which won a prize at the Blaine County Nebraska Fair in 1941.
Clark is a supporter of the Western Music Association, Washington Poets Association, Poets West, GotPoetry.com, Northshore Senior Poets, and the Columbia River Cowboy Heritage Society.
An expanded biography and bibliography is available.