... that The Man from Snowy River was originally a poem. In Rhyme's reason, David Campbell does "a bit of tub-thumping for Australia's own form of traditional verse, commonly known as bush poetry." Sounds a bit like cowboy poetry. Which gives me an opportunity to do some tub-thumping of my own: Next month is the 22d National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. I attended last years and wrote about in The Inquirer. It's a great event.