Yonder was a nominated IWMA finalist for male Cowboy Poet of the Year in 2023 AND... his latest CD, "Provin' Up Wise", was a nominated finalist for Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year. Get your copy by clicking on the STORE tab.
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Click the Poetry tab, or search by subject, to read over 100 original poems by Cowboy Poet, Rik "Yonder" Goodell.
What They're Sayin'...
[Yonder’s] poems come off as being accurate, authentic and exceptionally well crafted. ... Goodell’s experience as an actor serves him well. I have to say he is one of the best interpreters of verse I have ever encountered. ... Goodell and his works are a cut above in all departments. [his CDs] are very highly recommended
Rik’s a great story teller. Excellent writing and Rik’s voice makes for a perfect presentation. Played [the CD] thru 4 or 5 times already and looking forward to many more.
Have greatly enjoyed reading Rik’s poetry, but hearing it is so much better. His voice is perfect for the stories he tells. “Die First-Then Quit” was a favorite. His tales make you laugh, tear up and ponder. ... [His CD’s] are great listening on a road trip.
This collection of Rik’s poems was inspirational and thought provoking. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have heard his poems in his own voice. We ride for the same brand.