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Awards and Recognition

Wyoming Writers: Traditional Poetry; Sagebrush Eulogy, 1st Place 2020

Women Writing the West Conference 2017

Writer’ Digest Poetry Contest, Fifth Place, 2014

Winner of the Emmie Mygatt Award, Wyoming Writers, Inc. 2014

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Wrangler Award for 2012​

High Plains Book Award Finalists, 2012

WILLA Literary Awards for Poetry, given by Women Writing the West. 2012

2011 Neltje Blanchan Award for poetry, coordinated by the Wyoming Arts Council

2009 winner of the 17th Annual National Senior Poets Laureate Competition, sponsored by Amy Kitchner's Angels Without Wings Foundation.

Guest Poet at the Matthews Opera House feature, Stars Shine, 2008

Featured Poet at the 2007 Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show  

WyoPoets, Wyoming Paintbrush, 2007

Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2006

WyoPoets National Contest: First Place and Honorable Mention, 2006

WYOPoets Chapbook, Wind Whispers Down Wyoming, 2005

WYOPoets National Contest, Honorable Mention, 2003

WYOPoets National Contest, Honorable Mention, 2002

WYOPoets Chapbook, Seasons of Wyoming, 2002

Literary Reviews, Magazines, Journal Publications, and Newspapers: 

Owen Wister Review, University of Wyoming, 2007

Wyoming Rural Electric News Magazine: 1999, 1998, 1995, 1993, 1992

Farm Journal: 1993

Cow Country: 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990

Wyoming Livestock Roundup, Sundance Times, Moorcroft Leader, Billings Gazette



Presentation at the National Cowboy Poetry gathering 2017-2018

Presentation at the National Cowboy Poetry gathering 2016-2017

Featured Performer at the Wyoming Women's Ag Symposium 2016 

Keynote speaker at Northwest Regional Conference of the DKG International Society of Women Educators 2014

Reading to the Wyoming Legislature 2013-2014

Reading at the Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards, 2013

Workshop Presentation at Casper College ARTCORE Literary Conference, September, 2012

Worked with students in the Black Hills area 2013-14,15,16 and 17



Wyoming Poetry Out Loud Competition, March 2012, 2013

Wyoming Writers Poetry Contest, March 2012, 2013

Women Writing the West Best Poetry Book, 2013

High Plains Book Awards best Poetry Book, 2013

Wyoming Writers Traditional Poetry 2010

Wyoming Writers Free Verse Poetry 2009

Range Writers Poetry Contest, 2006

Poetry Appearing in Anthologies:

Blood, Water, Wind and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers, Sastrugi Press, 2016

Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets, University Professors Press, 2016

The Absence of Something Specified by Harriot West  2016

Reflections of the West; Cowboy Painters and Poets, Editor C.J. Hadley  2015

Manifest West, Western Press Books, 2015

TallGrass Writers Anthology, Outriders Press, 2015

Black Hills Literary Journal: Random Variables, 2014

Women Writing the West, 2012

Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape,

 A Juried Book Competition of Photography, Poetry and Prose, Taylor and O’Neill, 2012

New Poets of the American West, Many Voices Press, 2010

Wyoming Fence Lines, An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Wyoming Humanities Council, 2007

In the Shadow of the Bear Lodge, Editor, Bearlodge Writers, Many Kites Press, 2006

Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West, Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Hard Ground IV: Writing the Rockies, Pronghorn Press, 2003

Cowgirl Poetry: One Hundred Years of Ridin' and Rhymin', Gibbs Smith, 2001

Woven on the Wind: Women Write about Friendship in the Sagebrush West, Houghton Mifflin, 2001

Trail Dust: A Limited Edition Collection of Western Poetry, WY Agricultural Leadership Council, 2000

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