Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone
Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone: An Anthology of Wyoming Writers
Wyoming 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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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
Notes from the book
Land and Bones
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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/