Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone
Wyoming is the least-populated state in America. It is filled with long, silent stretches of prairie, mountains that see snowfall every month of the year, and a red desert filled with a fossilized past. This vastness and isolation urges us to stop and contemplate our place in this landscape—and what we have to offer to its care.
The pieces in Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone 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.
Quote from Garter Snakes on the Dike
“One of the boons of living in Teton County, Wyoming, is that no poisonous snakes are native here. There are certainly dangers. Grizzly bears have extended their range from the north, rendering encounters more frequent. Even a native black bear may turn rogue. Mountain lions pose a risk now and again. Coyotes may savage your untended dog. But there are no poisonous snakes.”
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Editor: Lori Howe
ISBN: 978-1-944986-03-2 (ppbk), 978-1-944986-40-7 (hdbk)
Market price: $14.95 (ppbk), $26.95 (hdbk)
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Opening events for Blood, Wind, Water, and Stone
Cody Opening: Friday, November 18, 5-7pm. Legends Bookstore, 1350 Sheridan Ave. Cody, WY 82414. Ph: (307) 586-2320, website: www.legendsbooks.com.
Casper Opening: Saturday, November 19, 6-8pm. Backwards Distillery, co-hosted by Wind City Books. Hosted by Backwards Distillery at 158 Progress Circle, Mills, WY 82644. www.windcitybooks.com or www.backwardsdistilling.com, (307) 472-1275.
Sheridan Opening. Sunday, November 20, 2:30-5pm. Sagebrush Community Art Center, 201 East 5th St. Sheridan, WY. Ph: (307) 674-1970. website: www.artinsheridan.com
Cheyenne Opening: Saturday, December 3, 3:30-5:30pm. Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001. Ph: (307) 634-3561. Website: http://laramiecountylibrary.org.
Laramie Opening: Thursday, December 8, 6-7:30pm. Night Heron Books, 107 E. Ivinson St., Laramie, WY 82070. Ph: (307) 742-9028. Website: www.nightheronbooks.com.
Jackson Opening: Saturday, December 10, 5-7pm. Valley Bookstore, 125 N. Cache St. Jackson, WY 83001. Ph: (307) 733-4533. Website: http://valleybookstore.com
Authors featured in Blood, Wind, Water, and Stone
Barbara M. Smith
Deborah Schmitt Emmerich
Eugene M. Gagliano
Jennifer Stewart Fueston
Lynn G. Carlson
Maria Lisa Eastman
Maureen T. Dempsey
Michael B. Riley
Stephen S. Lottridge
Susan Vittitow Mark
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Notes from the book
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Lori 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.
Visit Lori Howe’s author website at: http://lorihoweauthor.com/