2013 Performers

Jerry Brooks

Clear Creek Canyon, Utah

Jerry Brooks is known to friends and admirers simply as “Brooksie,” and as one of the finest reciters of both classical and modern cowboy poetry to be found anywhere. Not only does she have a knack for recognizing a great poem when she hears one, Jerry can recite for hours on end from a huge personal col- lection of memorized works. At home, both in a saddle and under her “miner” hat, Jerry Brooks is a living tribute to the proud tradition of the strong, coura- geous, yet artistic Western woman. “Brooksie” makes her home in Clear Creek Canyon, Utah.