Ms. Janet Holmes

Idaho, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Janet Holmes attended Duke University (BA) and Warren Wilson College (MFA). By turns a typesetter, journalist, newspaper editor, technical editor, and software development manager, she was hired in 1999 at Boise State University as the first poet in its new MFA Program and as the director of the University's Ahsahta Press. She has published five full-length books of poems: The ms of my Kin, F2F, Humanophone, The Green Tuxedo, and The Physicist at the Mall. Recipient of many grants and awards, she has been a Fulbright fellow in Hungary and a fellow at Fundacion Valparaíso, Chateau de Lavigny, Yaddo, and the Macdowell Colony. She is married to the poet and fiction writer Alvin Greenberg and lives in Boise, Idaho.

Twitter Username: @jhahsahta


  • The ms of my kin , Shearsman (2009)


  • Professor at Boise State University (Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program) (August 1999 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University (December 1976)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Warren Wilson College (June 1985)

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