Janet Holmes is the author of Paperback Romance (State Street Press, 1984, a chapbook) and has been recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and a Bush Foundation Artist's Fellowship. Her poems have been published in numerous magazines, including Antaeus, New Letters, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Shenandoah, and Tar River Poetry. Her poems have been selected by A.R. Ammons and Richard Howard to appear in The Best American Poetry 1994 and 1995. Her The Physicist at the Mall won the 1994 Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
She is director of Ahsahta Press and teaches at Boise State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Three poems from Janet Holmes' collection, Humanophone, were selected by W.S. Merwin for the Pablo Neruda Prize.