Kenny Phipps-Cowboy Poet from Oklahoma. "Just A Cowboy-More Rhymes & Times" is Phipps latest poetry book. If you enjoy a keen wit and a marvelous sense of humor, this is the only way to dscribe Kenny Phipps and his writing.
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Born and raised on a ranch near the southern Oklahoma village of Woodford, Kenny grew up around working cowboys. One of his earliest recollections is following his grandfather, Alva Fields, into the tack rooms of the Chapman Ranch in the Arbuckle Mountains just north of Springer and its sister ranch near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The smell of horse sweat and saddle soap was burned into his mind at an early age.

Realizing that growing up in this great nation is an honor, Kenny has been active in his community. He was a charter member of the Dickson Foundation for Excellence in Dickson, Oklahoma. This organization raises money to reward teachers for innovative ideas that stimulate the student’s awareness of the value of education. He was also elected to the Dickson School Board in 2006.

Kenny was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999, and he has considered it a nuisance. He started writing poetry in March 2004. Kenny honestly believes that the Parkinson’s issue has been
a blessing, because he began to view the meaning of life differently and became more committed to his family and friends.

Kenny’s first book Rhymes & Times of a Parrothead Cowboy is an autobiography written in prose and short stories. The title confuses a few folks as most people do not know what a Parrothead is.
A Parrothead is a fan of a Margaritaville lifestyle. Kenny loves the ocean, boats, and just about anything else tropical, so he used this phrase to bridge his cowboy world to his Margarita world.

Kenny rodeo’d for six years in the amateur ranks and has been an avid team roper since 1988. There is nothing he would rather do than spend an afternoon with his two sons, Jason and Dillon,
in the practice pen on a good horse with plenty of corrientes.

Kenny admits his poetry is not classic, but rather modern cowboy poetry, ranging from cowboys with cell phones and pagers on a young horse to a cowboy trying his luck on a surfboard he built with six two-by-fours and baling wire.