'Rimmed with the salt of cactus seed in the morning dew
Gusty drops in the pallid city of clay
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
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.
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