Baxter Black (born January 10, 1945, Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, New York) is an American cowboy poet and former large animal veterinarian.
Black grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and attended New Mexico State University. He attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 1969. His work as a writer and speaker began in the early 1980s. Since retiring from his veterinary career, he has published nearly three dozen poems, novels (both fiction and children’s literature) and review books, and has sold over 2 million books, CDs and DVDs.
From 2002 to 2009, he was a regular commentator on NPR’s morning edition. Baxter Black on Monday is a weekly syndicated radio show that has been on the air since 1989, and its weekly syndicated column On the Edge of Common Sense is supported by more than 150 publications.
He currently resides in Benson, Arizona, where he owns the Coyote Cowboy Company, which publishes his work.
Recent news that Baxter Black is underperforming. I recently saw this news on Facebook. The more I dig into it, the better the story seems to be.
Amarillo loves Baxter Black’s story
Baxter Black, known as the cowboy poet, really made his mark on Amarillo. You can hear him and his story on the radio. He also appeared in Amarillo Global News with his column. Amarillo knew Baxter Black.
Yes, he’s in hospice, but probably not in the way you think. His son-in-law recently took to Facebook to clear the air. According to Will:
Friends, thank you for all your prayers for my father-in-law, Baxter Black. The short answer is yes, he’s in “family hospice.” However, this is not the “hospice” we are all familiar with, but the family nurse visits once or twice a week just to check on his health etc. A few days after Christmas, Baxter and Cindy Lou Logsdon Black visited us, where he checked out his grandson’s first 4-H goat project. I’m not sure where all the confusion is coming from, but at this point it’s not quite what it sounds like. God bless you!
So this is good news. It looks like he’s doing a lot better than we thought. I still think we should think about him and his family. At least the news is better than what we first heard.
You can send Baxter congratulations to his wife’s email address: [email protected]
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