Wyoming Arts Council


Gene, recently named Wyoming Poet Laureate in July of 2016, is a retired elementary teacher. He is also the recipient of the IRA's 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award and the 2001 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. Gene is the author of the award-winning books "Dee and the Mammoth" and "My Teacher Dances on the Desk." Some of his other books include C is for Cowboy, V is for Venus Flytrap, Four Wheels West, Little Wyoming, Angel's Landing, Booger, Is It True, and Wedge of Fear. His presentations for K-12 students and adults include showing and not telling in writing, using the senses to get story ideas and character creation. They are interactive, informative, entertaining and inspirational.