Wyatt Townley

Wyatt Townley is the Poet Laureate of Kansas Emeritus. She has always been drawn to picture books, which use the same muscles as poetry and hike the same terrain.

Wyatt has published four books of poems: Rewriting the Body (forthcoming), The Breathing Field, Perfectly Normal, and The Afterlives of Trees, a Kansas Notable Book and winner of the Nelson Award. Her work has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR, featured by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser in “American Life in Poetry,” and published widely in journals including The Paris Review, Newsweek, North American Review, and The Yale Review.

The confluence of poetry and poetry-in-motion has shaped Wyatt’s life. Formerly a dancer, she has taught yoga for decades and is the founder of Yoganeticsâ, a therapeutic system practiced on six continents. Her book on the method, Yoganetics (HarperCollins), was named an Editor’s Choice by Yoga Journal.

Wyatt lives at the edge of the woods with her husband, children’s fantasy novelist Roderick Townley. They are both tall for their age. Visit Wyatt online at www.WyattTownley.com.



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