Stan K. Yeatts writes under the monogram S. K. Yeatts and holds a BA in English Literature from Baylor University in Texas. He formerly served as the Executive Director for a Fortune 50 Company leading UX design teams and software development. He now works full time on art and literary projects and lives with his wife Janette in the Sangre de Cristo mountains above Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Yeatts is both a poet and a visual artist. His initial collection of poetry, “HOLOGLYPHS—Twilight Fields“, was published by Kelsay Books in 2016 and won the Independent Press Award, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, the Big New York Book Award “Distinguished Favorite” selection and was the winner of the 2019 ‘Next Generation Indie Book Award’ for Poetry. Yeatts’ second volume of work, “HOLOGLYPHS II – Afterlight” was published by Adelaide Books in 2021 and has recently been translated into Portuguese in addition to winning the 2023 ‘Next Generation Indie Book Award’ for Poetry.
His literary work has drawn comparisons to T. S. Eliot, Po Chü-I, Robert Bly, James Wright, and Friedrich Hölderlin, as his poetry emerges at the intersection of tradition, and experimentation.
Yeatts’ poetic direction aligns with the term Hologlyph. Hologlyph is a neologism, fused from the terms whole and image, and describes a poetic style centered in imagistic archetypes, aspiring to Ezra Pound’s vision of the “Luminous detail.”
Akin to his poetry, Yeatts’ visual art focuses on extracting the archetypal nature of an image by working in a unique blend of photography and graphics he refers to as “post-photographic impressionism.” His work spans the polarities of designing album covers for US & European musicians to creating large-format panoramas for residential, commercial, and public installations. Yeatts has exhibited his pieces in international juried photographic shows in North America and Western Europe, including an invitation to show at the recent 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography Exposé in Berlin, Germany.