Caroline Simms, Executive Director
Sheryl Noethe, Artistic Director
Sheryl Noethe is both Artistic Director and a writer-in-residence for the Missoula Writing Collaborative. She is co-author of the teaching text Poetry Everywhere, now in its third printing. She is the recipient of a Montana Arts Council Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the CutBank Hugo Prize, a McKnight Prize for Literature, an American Academy of Poetry Award, an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize, and other honors for her poetry. In 2004 she received the Cultural Achievement Award from the Missoula Cultural Council for her work in Missoula schools. Her poems have appeared in a number of journals, and she has published four collections of poetry: The Descent of Heaven Over the Lake; Ghost Openings, which won a Northwest Publisher’s Best Book Award; As Is; and Grey Dog Big Sky. In 2011 Sheryl became Montana’s fourth Poet Laureate, an honor she held until 2013.