David Romtvedt

Poet Laureate of Wyoming 2003-2011. Numerous poetry collections, most recently Zelestina Urza in Outer Space (Nevada Center for Basque Studies 2015), Some Church (Milkweed Editions, 2005) and Certainty (White Pine, 1996). Fiction includes Free and Compulsory for All (Graywolf, 1984), Crossing Wyoming (White Pine, 1992) and A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know (Copper Canyon, Port Townsend, WA, 1992); nonfiction includes Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch (Red Crane Books/Museum of New Mexico Press-distributed by University of New Mexico Press, 1997/2007). He also plays dance music of the Americas with The Fireants, which has produced three recordings: Bury My Clothes, Ants On Ice, and It’s Hot (About Three Weekes a Year). He has edited two anthologies devoted to writing from Wyoming and the West–Wyoming Fence Lines (Wyoming Humanities Council, 2007) and Deep West (Wyoming Center for the Book/Pronghorn Press, 2003, 2005). He is the recipient of a National endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, NEA tri-national Exchange fellowship in poetry and music, the Pushcart Prize, the National Poetry Series Prize, Wyoming Arts Council Literature Fellowship, the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award, and the Wyoming Music Educators Association Distinguished Service to Music Education Award. He first came to Wyoming as a resident at the UCross Foundation