Wyoming Arts Council


Contact: Maria Lisa Eastman

Hyattville, WY

Poets, Spoken Word, Storytelling & Writers

Phone | 3074692289

Email | maria@tctwest.net


Wyoming rancher Maria Lisa Eastman hails from the suburbs of Hyattville, pop. 100. She and her husband Skip operate the Oxbow Ranch, a sometimes-for-profit hay and cattle outfit, and Rainhorse Equine Assisted Services, a verifiable non-profit, where unfortunate horses are rehabilitated to help people who have had troubles themselves. She's been convinced from an early age that horses are her next-of-kin, and they have long been her guides. While riding colts out in the foothills of New Mexico, she began to collect and study the native grasses, and was inspired to earn a degree in range and watershed. Maria likes to think the good life she lives now was given to her by horses. Her poetry arises from the vast landscapes of northwest Wyoming, from its animals, plants, and people. Maria is the 2018 recipient of the Neltje Blanchan Award for Poetry
from the Wyoming Arts Council.