Wyoming Arts Council


Award-winning poet Lyndi Waters grew-up in California but moved to Wyoming in 1976. Always a poetry lover, Lyndi became serious about her own work when her mentor, prominent American poet Matthew Lippman, encouraged her to submit. Years later, Lyndi’s poetry is widely published in literary journals and magazines such as Unbroken Journal, Gyroscope Review, Macrina Magazine: Fresh Philosophical Engagements with an Ancient Faith, The Mark Literary Review, Picaroon Poetry Press, U.K., Heart of Flesh Literary Review, Spirit Fire Review, Agape Review, Cease Cows, and numerous anthologies including Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers (Sastrugi Press, 2016.) She is a winner of the Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award, the Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest, three-time winner of the Wyoming Writers, Inc. Free Verse Contest, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Lyndi published her first full-length collection of free verse and prose poetry in 2021. Butcher Shop of Wild Forgiveness: Poems, is an entertaining and thought-provoking book rich with ironic wit and vivid imagery. It's a poetic landscape where animals speak, emotions misbehave, and impermanence calls the shots.

Lyndi enjoys public poetry gatherings and also gets a kick out of reading poems for kids. Any kids. Any time. She lives and writes alongside the beautiful Powder River in Kaycee, Wyoming.