Wyoming Arts Council


Aaron E. Holst is a charter member of the Third Thursday Poets of Sheridan, Wyoming and an active member of Wyoming Writers and Wyo Poets. His poetry has appeared in Wyoming Voices, Chaparral Poetry Forum, Distant Horizons, Sandcutters, Off Channel, Emerging Voices, Voices Along the River, Objects in the Rear View Mirror, Labyrinth: Poems from Wyoming and Beyond, Watch My Rising, Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone, and on line at the Illinois State Poetry Society website, Clerestory Poetry Journal, Open Window Review, and Eclectica Magazine.

He was named the Amy Kitchener Foundation's 2010 Wyoming Senior Poet Laureate. His poem, Recipe for Dragonfly Chicken, took a first in the 2011 Artists Embassy International Dancing Poetry Festival competition and he read at the 2011 Festival in San Francisco. Recipe also placed third in the National Federation of State Poetry Society's 2011 competition and appeared in NFSPS's June 2012 edition of Encore.

His prose has appeared in Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape, Open Window Review, Emerging Voices, Clerestory Poetry Journal, Open Window Review, Inner Landscapes: Writers Respond to the Art of Virginia Dehn, and Watch My Rising.