In 2013, Raptosh was named poet laureate of Boise, Idaho. In an interview with the Idaho Statesman, she noted Idaho’s influence on her work: “I like the leveling influence of living here. If you try to show people your importance, they don't buy it. That democratizing effect does influence my poetry. I find it affords me an expansiveness in terms of voice that might not be there if I were in a different landscape.”
Raptosh’s honors and awards include fellowships from the Idaho Commission on the Arts; she serves as Idaho Writer in Residence (2013-2016) and was named Boise’s first ever Poet Laureate in 2013. She teaches at the College of Idaho.