Højholt had his debut in 1948 when he published "De nøgne" (The Naked Ones), a series of poems which appeared in the magazine Heretica. His first collection was Hesten og solen, featuring religiously inspired poems. Per Højholt.
He is known for his work on Stockcar (1973), Harry Måneskin (1990) and Gittes verden (1982). He died on October 15, 2004 in Silkeborg, Denmark. Per Højholt, dansk forfatter.