Josephy Peavey 2019 1

P.O. Box 3550
Hailey, Idaho 83333



Diane Josephy Peavey

Diane Josephy Peavey writes stories about her life on a sheep and cattle ranch in southcentral Idaho – its people, history and the changing landscape of the American west. These pieces have aired weekly on Idaho Public Radio for 15 years and many are collected in her book Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land (Fulcrum Publishing, 2001). Her writings also have appeared in numerous magazines, journals and in anthologies. Diane has been an invited poet at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada and a panelist in discussions on Women in Ranching at this event. She was the first director of the Idaho Rural Council, the Literature Director for the Idaho Commission on the Arts and is the co-founder with her husband John of the October Trailing of the Sheep Festival in the Wood River Valley.

Presentation Needs

A room capable of being darkened, a VCR and monitor or a slide projector and screen.