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January, 2016

Poems from the Million Star Resort

44 poems plus contributions from many of your favourite contemporary cowboy poets who reflect on what poetry and the tribe of cowboy poets mean to them. 80 pages. Photos by Sandy Gregg and Elaine Whitman. $20 plus $5 postage. email me to order:



Spring, 2014

I Found My Tribe

Feature length documentary film that follows my life as a little ranch girl in Southern Alberta, eventually growing up to pursue my love of rhymed and metered poetry. Where does the poetic gene come from? Watch and find out.  Hint: my Irish roots might have given me more than a love of potatoes.

To order, contact the film's producer/director.

Email:  $20 plus postage.



June 1, 2012

Ready to roll, 100 Years of Thunder!

A celebration of 100 years of the Calgary Stampede with 10 poems (me) and 10 songs (acclaimed singer-songwriter Bruce Innes) paying tribute to Guy Weadick and Flores LaDue; Outlaw the Bucking Bull; pancake breakfasts, Calgary's white hat; Indian village; rodeo cowboys; the Alberta landscape that inspires it all...10 sets in all. With photography by award-winning artist Neville Palmer and 10 historical essays by Calgary author Wendy Bryden (author of The First Stampede of Flores LaDue).

CA $25 includes postage; email me for details,




Dec. 15, 2010: Hot off the Press!

West Word Ho! The western poetry of Doris Daley, makes its debut in this world on Dec. 15. Contains Kitchen Cupboards, Mary Merry Christmas, What is a Westerner, Love on the Range, A Baxter of Blacks, Dancing with the Stars, 100 Years from Now, Shades of the West, and many more. Plus photos, plus an excerpt from my great grandmother's diary, who wrote about her life as a young pioneer bride in the 1890s.  96 pages in all, See ordering info below. With the US and Canadian dollars at par, the cost is $20.00 on either side of the border.


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Order by email: US $25 (includes postage) or CA $22.00 (includes postage.)


In Okotoks

Chinook Honey, just west of Okotoks and east of the big rock, corner of Hwy 7 and 16 St. Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, Monday 12-5

Pheasants Forever Office, just west of Home Hardware, 109 Fisher St. Open Monday - Friday, approx 9 - 4.


In Turner Valley/Black Diamond

Bluerock Gallery on Main Street in Black Diamond (the funkiest destination art/gift store in the foothills)

In California

OutWest, 24265 Main Street, Newhall, CA  1-877-340-9378




Newest CD: Beneath a Western Sky, released December 2008

CA $20. US 18. Contains Average Girl, Dancing with the Stars, What is a Westerner, A Baxter of Blacks, Mary's Window, many more. Plus two Doris Daley-Eli Barsi songs performed by Eli.




Good for What Ails YouGood For What Ails You
CA $20.00; US $18.00 recorded live (as opposed to dead) in concert in a ranch house north of Lundbreck, AB in September, 2005. Contains Answering Machine, Bones, Bless these Hands, My Perfume, End Times, Dear Charlie, Skunk in the Bunkhouse, many more poems and a few musical surprises.

Poetry in Motion
(CD), 2003 (temporarily sold out)

Phone, fax, or email to place an order. $3.00 will be added for postage.

(403) 933-4434 phone

Western Products

“Lots of poets can write, many can recite, but Doris writes, recites and really communicates. Spontaneity, wit, meaningful words and a winning smile make this lady a performer you’ll always remember.”

~Hugh McLennan, Kamloops, Western Broadcaster, Entertainer, and host of Spirit of the West

For bookings:

Email works best:

Mailing address:
Box 1552
Black Diamond, AB