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, WY, Jan. 26, 2019

Riverton Museum, WY, March 14, 2019, 6:30pm

Riverton Branch Library, WY, April 13, 2019, 1 PM

Niobrara County Library, Converse County Library in Douglas, WY, April 25, 2019, 2pm

Converse County Library, Douglas, WY, April 25, 2019, 7 PM

Converse County Library branch in Glenrock, WY, April 26, 2019, 6pm

Fremont County Pioneer Museum,  Lander, WY, June 13, 2019, 7 PM.

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


Havoc & Solace in the media

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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.

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