'Rimmed with the salt of cactus seed in the morning dew

Gusty drops in the pallid city of clay

and conclaves

There was once a village here, you know

In the crumbling sage brush

dehydrated cedar towns and fox-hole cloven stones

Where we break—

With the heat—

boundless and gripping to the Earth

without gravity'

excerpt from 'Hoodoos' (2018)

Amy Leona Havin is a poet and author whose work examines the landscapes of the American West. She studied writing under Kimball McKay at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington before traveling the Southwest and relocating to Portland. Her poems and short stories have been recognized by Moab's The Dust Magazine, Unchaste Anthology Volume 3, and Goddess: When She Rises. Havin has been a featured reader at The Hour That Stretches, A Reading, Wildwood Saloon's Last Stand, and Future Prairie, and is the founder of the reading series It's Rhubarb. Her literary and performative works have been called “ethereal, subtly violent, and not for the faint of heart”. Havin’s upcoming works include poetry collections ‘Holy Roads’ and ‘The Liberation of Sister Geraldine’, as well as her novel debut.

Please contact for representation interest or full poem transcripts.

 © 2020