David Romtvedt

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David Romtvedt is an American poet.


He graduated from Reed College,[1] and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He teaches at University of Wyoming.[2] He lives in Buffalo, Wyoming,[3] with his wife, the potter Margo Brown. His daughter, Caitlin Belem, plays Brazilian and Latin music with the band Maracuja.

His work has appeared in The Sun Magazine,[4] The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner,[5] TheMissouri Review,[6]and the Basque cultural review Erle.

He is a founder and current board member of Worlds of Music.[7] Romtvedt plays button accordion with the band, The Fireants. They have recorded three CDs: Bury My Clothes, Ants on Ice and It's Hot. The band plays Latin and Cajun/Zydeco music as well as original music that David Romtvedt has written.



  • Zelestina Urza in Outer Space. Reno, NV: Center for Basque Studies. University of Nevada. 2015. ISBN 978-1-935709-61-9.
  • Buffalotarrak. Reno, NV: Center for Basque Studies. University of Nevada. 2011. ISBN 978-1-935709-14-5.
  • Some Church. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions. 2005. ISBN 1-57131-422-9. 
  • Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch. Santa Fe, NM: Red Crane Books. 1997. ISBN 1-878610-62-7. 
  • Certainty: Poems. Fredonia, NY: White Pine Press. 1996. ISBN 1-877727-59-8. 
  • A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know: Poems. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press. 1992. ISBN 1-55659-046-6. 
  • Crossing Wyoming. Fredonia, New York: White Pine Press. 1992. ISBN 978-1-877727-23-8. 
  • Yip, a Cowboy's Howl. Spartanburg, SC: Holocene Books. 1991. 
  • Letters from Mexico (1988). Missoula, MT: Kutenai Press. ISBN (?). Co-author Pat Weyer.
  • How Many Horses. Memphis, TN: Ion Books. 1988. ISBN 0-938507-15-X. 
  • Moon: Poems (1984). St. Paul, MN: Bieler Press. ISBN 0-931460-16-6. Illustrated by R W Scholes.
  • Free and Compulsory for All: Tales. Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf Press. 1984. ISBN 0-915308-50-9. 



  • Michael Shay, David Romtvedt, Linn Rounds, eds. (2003). Deep West: A literary tour of Wyoming. Greybull, WY: Pronghorn Press. ISBN 0-9714725-7-2. 
  • David Romtvedt, ed. (2007). Wyoming Fence Lines. Wyoming Humanities Council. ISBN 978-0-9789829-1-1. 


  1. ^ "Reed Magazine: Memo to Self". Reed.edu. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "David Romtvedt | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". Pw.org. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Selections by David Romtvedt". The Sun Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  5. ^ [2] Archived June 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "TMR: David Romtvedt". Missourireview.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  7. ^ "The Wyoming Authors Wiki / David Romtvedt". Wiki.wyomingauthors.org. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 

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