Wyoming Arts Council

New anthology features state's writers

The Wyoming Humanities Council and the Wyoming Arts Council announce Wyoming Fence Lines, an anthology of original work by 57 writers from Wyoming and beyond. Edited by Wyoming Poet Laureate David Romtvedt, the anthology celebrates the Wyoming tour of the Smithsonian exhibition “Between Fences.”

The 228-page anthology explores the nature of both real and metaphorical fences. In his introduction to the collection, editor David Romtvedt writes, “It is clear that the fence represents something important in our psyches. And clear, too, that like most things that have a psychological dimension, the fence reveals the diversity of our experience and of our response to experience.”

In these pages, the fence sometimes inspires ambivalence. Fences isolate, yet they also bring us together. They separate us from outsiders while creating a space where strangers can meet and talk. What is it we need to fence in, or fence out? Wyoming Fences Lines invites readers to explore this question and, in the words of the editor, to “build fences only when you think they’re needed, and only where you want them to stand.”

To order your copy of Wyoming Fence Lines, contact Jenn Koiter, Communications Coordinator, at (307) 721-9243 or jkoiter@uwyo.edu. Copies are $14.95 each; please inquire about wholesale discounts. Also available through your local bookseller.

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