Tami Haaland
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  • Billings, MT
  • United States
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Issue 5 of Stone's Throw Magazine is now online at www.stonesthrowmagazine.com. It includes nonfiction by Cara Chamberlain and photography by Dennis Kern, both of Billings, and poetry by Carolyn Pettit Pinet of Bozeman and Gerry Robinson of Clancy. This issue includes work by Philip Dacey, Melody S. Gee, Alan King, Margaret LaFleur, Paul Bergstraesser, and Charisse Coleman. Colorado artist Julianza Kim Shavin provided her painting entitle "The…See More
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"Hi Tami, My fourth volume of poems, YOU'RE JUST DIRT, was published this week by FootHills Publishing in Kanona, N.Y. I'm sending them your email address so they can send a publishing announcement. Would love help promoting it in your…"
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My second collection of poetry, When We Wake in the Night, was published in June 2012. It was a finalists for the May Swenson Award, and two selections from this book will be featured on American Life in Poetry in the summer of 2013. My first book, Breath in Every Room, won the Nicholas Roerich First Book Prize, and my poems have appeared on the Writer's Almanac, in High Desert Journal and 5 AM, and in several anthologies. "Goldeye, Vole," below, will appear in The Ecopoetry Antology edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street.

Originally from the Montana hi-line where my grandparents homesteaded in the early 20th century, I attended the University of Montana and received a B.A. and M.A. in English. Some years later, I received an MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bennington College.

I'm an professor of English at Montana State University Billings. I also teach periodically at the Montana Women's Prison. Russell Rowland and I founded Stone's Throw Magazine in 2009 and published five issues in the next two years.  In 2012 the Montana Arts Council generously provided me with an Innovation Award and I was named a "Humanities Hero" by Humanities Montana.

Over the years, I've been involved in a number of collaborative efforts. In 2003, Ian Elliot created a poetry performance of my work featuring local musicians, actors, and dancers, and including a series of paintings by the late Jo Rainbolt. More recently, dancer Betsy Harris and I performed in Dave Caserio's Feast for the Hunger Moon in 2008 and 2009. For the past two years, students in my poetry class have collaborated with Dennis Kern's art students to create posters and animations, some of which you can view here. In addition, I serve on the advisory boards for Aerie International and Arts Without Boundaries.

Jean Albus provided the cover photo for
When We Wake in the Night, which is
available from Fact and Fiction and 
Amazon.

Breath in Every Room

available at Amazon.

New Poets of the American West

available at Amazon

Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart

available at Amazon

Goldeye, Vole

I say sweep of prairie

or curve of sandstone,

but it doesn't come close

to this language of dry wind

and deer prints, blue racer

and sage, its punctuation

white quartz and bone.

I learned mounds of

Mayflowers, needle grass

on ankles, the occasional

sweet pea before I knew

words like perspective or

travesty or the permanence

of loss. My tongue spoke

obsidian, red agate,

arrowhead. I stepped

through tipi rings, leaped

buffalo grass and puff ball

to petrified clam,

jawbone of fox, flint,

blue lichen gayfeather,

goldeye, vole—speak to me,

my prairie darling, sing me

that song you know.

 

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At 5:09pm on March 29, 2010, Roger James Dunsmore said…
Hi Tami,

My fourth volume of poems, YOU'RE JUST DIRT, was published this week by FootHills Publishing in Kanona, N.Y. I'm sending them your email address so they can send a publishing announcement. Would love help promoting it in your area.

Hope your journal is going great guns!

Best,

Roger
At 5:02pm on August 24, 2009, Sid Gustafson said…
To Inverness poems
with Big Open Sweetgrass views
High Line wheat strips North
At 2:14pm on August 24, 2009, Ken Egan said…
Hey, Tami, great to see you here! Stone's Throw is terrific. Can't wait to read all issues. The poetry section in the just-published version is wonderful.

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