Mag Mawhinney – Cowboy Poet
Mag is an award-winning, western roots poet who was named the 2012 Cowgirl Poet of the Year for the Will Rogers Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Western Artists.
More recently, she was nominated TOP FIVE for 2014 and 2015 Western Music Assn. Award of Excellence for Cowgirl Poet of the Year. She has been a featured performer at every major cowboy festival and other events in Western Canada and into the US. Her recitations have also been aired on TV and radio.
Her passion for writing extends to freelancing and she’s been published internationally in numerous magazines, anthologies, newspapers and web sites. In recent years, Mag has turned her hand to songwriting and her fourth poetry book, “Western Spirit”, won the 2013 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year from the Western Music Assn. It contains poems, songs, photos and a 13- track music CD in which eight musicians from Canada and the U.S. sing the melodies they’ve composed for her lyrics. Mag resides on Vancouver Island.
Mag has been a past recipient of the CowboyPoetry.com Lariat Laureate Award.
You can hear sound samples on Mag’s web site.
CD – Passin’ It On
Book – Dreams of Fast Horses
Book / CD – Western Spirit