Ralph “Hal” Swift 1928-2016


We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of poet and writer Hal Swift on August 31, 2016. Hal, 88, was a long-time friend, active participant, and great supporter of CowboyPoetry.com.

Hal was an accomplished musician and played with Marty Robbins in their early days. He was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in, 2005, recognized for his professional broadcasting career of 40 years.

He had a fall a week and a half ago and never recovered from surgery. He and his wife Carol had just moved into an assisted living facility a few days before his fall.

There will be no service; the family requests that people make donations to their favorite charity.

Read some of Hal Swift’s poetry and more about him at CowboyPoetry.com.

(Photo by Johnny Gunn)