Yvonne is the top
award-winning cowgirl poet in America. In addition to numerous
awards by the Academy of Western Artists, her peers in the Western
Music Association have selected her as the Female Poet of the
Year in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010!
with Jean Prescott
She has also won
two coveted awards from the Western Music Association for song
collaborations with Jean Prescott, namely
"How Far Is Lonesome"
Out" in 2008 as well as many other awards for her
books and CDs.
Entertainer & Author
winner in the world of cowboy poetry, Yvonne Hollenbeck performs
throughout the United States, captivating audiences in her wake.
She is one of the most
published cowgirl poets in the West and is not only a popular banquet and
civic entertainer, but also co-writes songs with many western
A three-generations-old family ranch is home to Yvonne and her husband,
Glen. Together they raise angus beef cattle and quarter horses. More
specifically, they live 30 miles from Winner, South Dakota, and 50 miles
from Valentine, Nebraska, the closest towns with a post office, fire
department and grocery store.
South Dakota Ranch Wife
Yvonne's poetry reflects everyday experiences that arise while sharing the range
with Glen and their neighbors. However, a fleeting moment or simple event may
also stir her pen to action. Mostly humorous in nature, her poems take a turn
toward the serious side, especially the stories of her mother's and
grandmothers' lives. From homesteading to the present, Yvonne often writes about
women on the ranches of the Great Plains.
thanks to my husband, Glen, for being a good sport when he
becomes the subject to my humor!