Payson's own Dee Strickland Johnson, also known as Buckshot Dot, will perform in the Payson Public Library meeting room at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.
Johnson, who bills herself as a "hysterical relic," is a recognized cowboy poet, songstress, author and artist. A favorite at cowboy poetry gatherings throughout the United States, Johnson has released three CDs, written three books and produced a concert video.
She was recently voted "Female Cowboy Poet of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists and was named a 2004 Culturekeeper by the Arizona Historical Foundation.
A former history and drama teacher, Buckshot Dot grew up on the Navajo and Hualapai Reservations. It's a combination that has served her well in bringing the Old West alive through her poetry and her performances.
Johnson's appearance is sponsored by the Library Friends of Payson and is open to the public. A selection of her books and recordings will be available for purchase, and a potluck lunch will be served after the program.