Wyatt Townley is the 4th Poet Laureate of Kansas. In her two-year term as poet laureate, she travelled 10,000 miles giving programs across Kansas and edited a weekly poetry column, "HomeWords," syndicated in newspapers statewide.
The confluence of poetry and poetry-in-motion has shaped Wyatt's life. A former dancer turned yoga teacher, she has written books on both subjects and is the founder of Yoganetics®, a therapeutic system practiced in ten countries. Her book on the method was named an "Editor's Choice" by Yoga Journal. For years a dance critic for Dance Magazine and The Kansas City Star, Wyatt was commissioned to write the commemorative history, Kansas City Ballet: The First Fifty Years.
Her mission remains two-fold: to bring people home to poetry and poetry home to people.