Patricia Frolander, Wyoming's fifth Poet Laureate, lives in the Black Hills on her husband’s fifth- generation ranch. She has garnered the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s coveted Wrangler Award, Willa Cather Award and High Plains Book Awards among others. Patricia nurtures young authors, presents her work in a four state area, and is currently at work on her third collection of poems.

Frolander Honored

Some of the biggest names in popular film, literature, television and music will be recognized during the 60th anniversary Western Heritage Awards, scheduled for September17 – 18, 2021, at the National Cowboy &Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.


One of those names is WyoPoets’ own Patricia Frolander. Her recent book, Second Wind, by High Plains Press, has been honored with the National
Cowboy and Western Heritage Award (known as the Wrangler Award), for Outstanding Poetry Book. She will travel to Oklahoma City in September to receive a beautiful bronze statue of a cowboy on his horse.


Second Wind is Pat’s second Wrangler award; Married Into It won the award in 2011. This is the seventh time a book from High Plains Press, where Nancy Curtis as publisher, has been so honored.

Patricia, also received the Spur Award for 2021 Best Poem for “Baptism,” from Second Wind from the Western Writers of America and will be honored in June in Colorado.


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Newest Book

After a period of loss and adjustment, multiple award-winning poet Patricia Frolander "embraces a second wind" in these poems of validation and renewal, shown through community, family, nature, and ranch life.

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