Blood Water Wind and Stone

Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone

Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers

blood, water, wind, and stoneWyoming is the least-populated state in America, and it is filled with long, silent stretches of prairie, mountains that see snowfall every month of the year, and a red desert filled with sand dunes and the fossilized past. It is perhaps this vastness and isolation which urge us to stop and contemplate our place in this landscape—and what we have to offer to its care.

While Wyoming’s greatest populations—the four-legged, finned, and winged—do not speak human languages, a deep and intensely felt kinship runs through these poems and stories from writers across the state. The pieces in this anthology relate what it is like to live at the intersection between human lives and needs, and the environment of the high plains and the mountains—to mingle our ephemeral blood with the shaping forces of water, wind, and stone.


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Editor: Lori Howe
ISBN: 978-1-944986-03-2
Market price: $14.95
Pages: 264


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Authors featured in Blood, Wind, Water, and Stone

Aaron Holst
Alyson Hagy
Art Elser
Autumn Bernhardt
Barbara M. Smith
Betsy Bernfeld
Beverly Leys
Bret Norwood
Brian Nystrom
Burgit Burke
C.C. Russell
Caridad Woltz
Carol Deering
Carolyn Castano
Carrie Naughton
Celeste Colgan
Chris Valentine

Cindy Jackelen
Connie Wieneke
Constance Brewer
Corinna German
David Romtvedt
Dawn Senior-Trask
Deborah Schmitt Emmerich
Diane Egge
Earle Layser
Echo Klaproth
Edith Cook
Erik Molvar
Eugene M. Gagliano
Jane Dominick
Jason Deiss
Jay Robbins
Jeanne Hauf
Jennifer Stewart Fueston

Jordan Rich
Julianne Couch
Kim Strellis
Linda Ruhle
Lindsay Wilson
Lori Howe
Lyndi O’Laughlin
Lynn G. Carlson
Marcia Hensley
Maria Lisa Eastman
Matt Daly
Maureen T. Dempsey
Melissa Snider
Michael B. Riley
Michael Shay
Michele Irwin
Myra Peak
Patricia Frolander

Patti Sherlock
Renee Meador
Rose Hill
Shanna Ferguson
Shelly Norris
Stephen S. Lottridge
Su Child
Susan Wilcox
Sunnie Gaylord
Susan Austin
Susan Marsh
Susan Vittitow Mark
Tammy Dominguez
Teresa Griswold
Tim Sandlin
Tom Spence
Tory Taylor
Vicki Windle
Vickie Goodwin


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About the Editor

blood, water, wind, and stoneLori Howe is the author of Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains (Sastrugi Press, 2015), Voices at Twilight: A Poet’s Guide to Wyoming Ghost Towns (Sastrugi Press, 2016), and Stories from Earth: Millennials, Literature, and Teaching Writing that Matters.

Her poems, short fiction, and non-fiction appear in numerous journals, anthologies, and books such as The Meadow, Pilgrimage, NorthernLights,Red Hook, Open Window Review, Frontiers Magazine, and the Owen Wister Review. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Spanish, as well as an M.F.A. in poetry.

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