Frank "Two – Jump" Morris, a California cowboy poet, has been entertaining audiences and readers with his exceptional style of poetry and tall tales since 1988. His work ranges from the hilarious to the philosophical, and no subject is too sacred for the scrutinizing eye of this first rate prevaricator.
In addition to making regular appearances at rodeos, dude ranches, cowboy gatherings and charitable events throughout the Southwest, Frank’s credits include being named the 1990 Cowboy Poet of the year for San Diego County. Also in 1990, he published his first book of poetry and essays, Tails of the West, now in its 12th printing. His feature articles appear regularly in Range Magazine and other publications.
On numerous occasions, he has opened for such entertainers as Chris LeDoux, Rusty Richards, Riders in the Sky, and The Reinsmen. Articles have been written about his pointed wit and humor and have appeared in such publications as The Reader, Rancho Magazine, Riverside Press Enterprise, Today's Old West, and Writer's Digest. To his credit, Frank was named "Grand Champion in tall tales" at the 42nd Annual Death Valley Encampment Days in 1991. In April 1992, Frank was the Host Poet for the Lakeside Rodeo's Cowboy Poetry Gathering. In 1993, television's PBS "Inland Illustrated" series, aired a 30 minute program called, "Frank Two - Jump Morris--Cowboy Poet" which centered on this insightly bard. He also coordinated and hosted the Inaugural Sierra Circuit Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Lake Elsinore CA. In 1993 and again in 1994. He was a guest on L.A.'s F.M. radio station, K.P.F.K.'s weekly program, "Wildwood Flower", im January '97. You will probably recognize his voice from the numerous radio commercials he has done for western events and retail establishments.
Speaking out on issues such as ranching, rodeo, Charreada Mexicana, land use, and animal welfare, Frank has been, and continues to be, an active proponent of our western traditions. Recently, Frank was asked to address the delegates at the "96 National Finals Rodeo Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, in his capacity as a C.A. Deputy Director of Friends of Rodeo. Be sure to look for Frank at Future gatherings, festivals and events throughout the upcoming year.
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