Noon Lockdown

Tami Haaland is the author of What Does Not Return, forthcoming in spring 2018, and two previous books of poetry: When We Wake in the Night and Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in High Desert Journal, Consequence, AscentThe Ecopoetry Anthology and many other periodicals and anthologies.  Haaland’s work has also been featured on The Writer’s AlmanacVerse Daily and American Life in Poetry. She has served as Montana's Poet Laureate and teaches at Montana State University Billings. Haaland writes, “In 2010 I was teaching a creative writing class when a lockdown occurred, and text messages from students' friends and parents confirmed that men with rifles had been sighted in our building. Though it eventually became clear the guns were not real, the incident caused much anxiety and panic.”

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