Montana’s former poet laureate to present afternoon of poetry in Spearfish

SPEARFISH — As part of the 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 Geek Speak at Black Hills State University, Tami Haaland, Montana’s former poet laureate, will present an afternoon of poetry.

The event takes place in Jonas 110 on campus.

Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, “What Does Not Return,” “When We Wake in the Night,” and “Breath in Every Room,” and winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. Haaland’s poems have appeared in High Desert Journal, Consequence, Ascent, The Ecopoetry Anthology, and many other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has also been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She received an Artist Innovation Award from Montana Arts Council and a Governor’s Humanities Award. Haaland has served as Montana’s poet laureate and teaches at Montana State University Billings.

The event is free and open to the public.

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