Elizabeth Ebert

Thunder Hawk, South Dakota

Elizabeth Ebert was a strictly a closet poet until 1989. Since then, she has been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko many times, received the Academy of Western Artists’ Best Female Poet award and other honors, including the Della Johns Scholarship.  (South Dakota Governor Michael Rounds proclaimed February 24, 2005 as Elizabeth Ebert Day.)

A South Dakota native, she and her husband S. J. live on the the home place near Thunder Hawk, South Dakota. They have three children, Jonni, John, and Jayne; six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She says, “As I tell people, we have now been married for 19 wonderful years—plus those other 39 that sometimes got a little ‘iffy.'”

Among her current publications and recording are a book, Crazy Quilt and a CD, Live from Thunder Hawk. She is also part of the acclaimed CD, Where the Buffalo Rhyme, which was recorded with her friends, poets Yvonne Hollenbeck, Rodney Nelson, and Jess Howard.  Her poetry is included in many anthologies, including Cooling Down, Cowgirl Poetry, Humorous Western Verse, and Graining the Mare. Information about Elizabeth Ebert’s book and recordings is below.