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Tami Haaland Reads "The Thing I Want to Say" by Jim Peterson

Tami Haaland is the author ofthree poetry collections, most recently What Does Not Return. Her poems have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies, including, Cutthroat, Consequence, The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, The Ecopoetry Anthology, and Healing the Divide. Her work has also been featured on The Slowdown, The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry

Haaland served as Montana's Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015 and has received a Governor’s Humanities Award, an Artist Innovation Award from Montana Arts Council, and writing residencies from Absoraka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation and Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She was one of many artists who collaborated with UK filmmaker Anna Cady on her Elemental Dialogue series which was shown at festivals and other venues in England and Scotland. Haaland is a professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Montana State University Billings.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.