Wyoming’s State Poet Laureate, known by many children as the “teacher who dances on his desk“, Gene Gagliano is a retired elementary school teacher with a great sense of humor, who lives with his wife Carol at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in Buffalo, Wyoming. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Writers, Wyoming Writers, Wyoming Poets, and the International Literacy Association. Gene is the author of:  C is for Cowboy, a Wyoming AlphabetFour Wheels West, a Wyoming Number Book; V is for Venus Flytrap, a Plant AlphabetMy Teacher Dances on the Desk; Little Wyoming;The Magic Box; Angel’s Landing; Booger, and Dee and the Mammoth.  He enjoys making his educational, entertaining and inspirational school visits, as well as presenting for adults at conferences and library functions. Gene’s hobbies include hiking, canoeing, singing, reading, painting, and gardening.

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