With over 20 years of experience in the cowboy poetry industry, A. K. Moss has honed her skills as a Western poet and speaker. She excels at creating engaging and informative content that captures the attention of her listeners, including the late Baxter Black...
Some people are gifted with a voice that can connect people from the farthest corners of the earth. The story and voice of A.K. Moss was honed from the depths of poverty, homelessness, hunger, and bullying. At a young age, she began expressing her inner thoughts through cowboy poetry, reflecting the western lifestyle she lived, loved, and revered. She never dreamed it would take her to stages far from her home. Her first poetry book was called Cowboy in the Making, and after selling a few copies at a local poetry gathering, she was noticed by world-renowned cowboy poet, Baxter Black. He approached her and asked her to recite her poem for him, and when she finished, he promptly asked her why she wasn’t on stage. She told him there was no way she could do that, to which he replied, “Too bad”, as he turned his back and walked away. Those words would prove to her that she had a message, that needs to be heard. A year later, she opened for Baxter in Burns, Oregon, and has been on stage ever since.
No two events are the same, and AK Moss understands that. A. K. offers customized solutions to meet your specific event needs.
Today, A.K. is a horsewoman and award-winning cowboy poet and storyteller, living on her small ranch in Eastern Oregon. She engages, entertains, and educates about the heart of Western heritage. She has received the honor of IWMA’s International Western Music Association Female Poet of the Year and Poetry Album of the Year twice. Her album, The Truth, is the only poetry album to remain the number one most-played poetry album internationally for twenty-four consecutive months. She’s also a featured performer at the world-famous Elko National Poetry Gathering. She’s known for encouraging audiences to disconnect from their daily screens and reconnect to nature. Her performances unveil her personal experience and introduce the captivating characters of western living. She brings to life a time when people depended on intuition and one another to survive and thrive in the elements of nature and life. Through her western poetry and stories, she empowers audience members to open their hearts and their horizon and honor their differences. Events and organizations across the world have hired A.K. to perform, helping them develop a deeper connection with their team or attendees, but most especially to the values and traditions of the American West.
AK Moss values client satisfaction and always strives to exceed expectations. With a keen knowledge for detail and a passion for delivering quality work, AK Moss has built a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy.
During her performance at the High Desert Museum, Kathy Moss kept an audience of over 60 attendees riveted with her tales and “cowboy” poems about lady buckaroos, ranchers, cows, and horses ubiquitous to eastern Oregon. Rikki, Folklife
God gave us the Bible…and then, He gave us the written and spoken word of The West in …”A.K. Moss… Dena Wood 2020 Academy of Western Artists
If you haven’t yet done so, give a listen to A. K. (Kathy) Moss. From her own cowboy life experiences, in well-chosen and well-presented words, she does indeed speak “The Truth.” Rick Huff Best of the West Reviews
Kathy’s work paints vivid pictures of trails traveled, western battles won and lost, and the pain and glory of real western living. Brenn Hill, Singer and Song Writer