Havoc and Solace

Havoc and Solace

Imagine watching a moose drink from a lake at nightfall. Gazing deep into a coyote’s eyes. Dancing rain that makes everyone young.

Havoc & Solace: Poems from the Inland West is a shining example of accessible and engaging poetry that restores a vital connection with our natural world. Through the eyes of an award-winning poet, these poems take us beyond physical, mental, and historical constraints, to the wild beating heart of life in the American inland West.

Is it possible to experience an American region through writing? If the possibility exists, it is through this book.

Braided through the writing:

Why are we strangers, awkward with each other?
Who are we, left standing?
Show us how to bear the numbness, or the blazing and the chill.
Help us face forward, listen, breathe each other’s air.


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Havoc & Solace

Havoc & Solace


Havoc & Solace

Havoc & Solace


Havoc & Solace

Havoc & Solace

Havoc & Solace

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Author: Carol L. Deering
Editor: Lori Howe
ISBN: 978-1-944986-53-7 (hdbk), 978-1-944986-46-9 (ppbk),
Market price: $19.95 (hdbk), $11.95 (ppbk)
Interior: Black and White
Page count: 100

Author Events

Winter Gathering at the Park County Library in Cody, Jan. 26, 2019

Riverton Museum, March 14, 2019

Niobrara County Library, Converse County Library (Douglas, WY) April 25, 2019

WyoPoets Conference, Casper, April 26, 2019

Art and Performance Center in West Toledo, Ohio, June 26, 2019

Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachussetts, late June

Havoc & Solace in the media

Women’s Voices for Change

Riverton Ranger article

About the Author

Carol L. Deering

Carol L. Deering was born and grew up in New England but has lived well over half her life in the inland West, specifically western Wyoming, northern and southern Arizona, and east-of-the-Cascades Washington.

Carol holds a BA in English from Springfield College, and an MA in Librarianship & Information Management from the University of Denver.

Visit her author page.