Among her most
recent credits are:
WMA Female Poet of the Year
Poetry CD of the Year and
Female Poet of the Year
2011 Pioneer Heritage Award, Cowboy Poets of Utah
2010 Hall of Fame, Cowboy Poets of Idaho
#1 CD on WMA "Top 10" Western Playlist,
Women of the West
is also the past president of the Cowboy
Poets of Utah, the 2006 Buckle winner
at the Kanab, Utah Cowboy Poetry Roundup
and twice named Female Poet of the Year by
the Utah Chapter of the Western Music
Will Rogers Award
was named the 13th Lariat Laureate
listed in top five female poets of the Western Music Association from
- the 2006 winner of the Cowboy Poets
of Idaho Silver Quill award and in
2008 was named by the Academy of
Western Artists as the Will Rogers
recipient for the Humorist of the Year.
A review from American Cowboy Magazine,
Feb/Mar Issue, 2011
The rancher's wife is often
overlooked in song and story.
Sam DeLeeuw writes what she knows and
corrects that deficiency with a
collection of poems entitled,
"Women of the West."
She has checked birthing cows in the
freezing cold, pulled calves from
hip-locked mothers, and worked in
squeeze chutes and received kicks.
DeLeeuw tells these everyday stories
with humor and insight that women of
the West will appreciate.