The Poets' Roundtable

Michael Earl Craig

Michael Earl Craig is the author of Talkativeness (Wave Books, 2014), Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006), Can You Relax in My House, (Fence Books, 2002), and the chapbook Jombang Jet (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). He lives in the Shields Valley, near Livingston, Montana, and is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Montana.

Henrietta Goodman

Henrietta Goodman is the author of three books of poetry: All That Held Us (a sonnet-sequence published in 2018 by BkMk Press as winner of the John Ciardi Prize), Hungry Moon (Colorado State University, 2013), and Take What You Want (Beatrice Hawley Award, Alice James Books, 2007). Her poems and essays have appeared in New England Review, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, and other journals. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from Texas Tech University. She lives in Missoula, where she teaches at UM and at TTU (online).

Tami Haaland

Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, What Does Not Return (2018), When We Wake in the Night (2012), and Breath in Every Room (2001), winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. She earned a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Montana and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. Haaland has offered creative writing workshops in prisons, schools, and community settings and was Montana’s Poet Laureate from August 2013 to October 2015. She is as professor at Montana State University Billings.

Greg Keeler

Greg Keeler is a Montana songwriter, poet, writer, artist, humorist, and professor. He also plays the guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. Keeler was born in the flatlands of Oklahoma with his one brother. Keeler was a professor at Montana State University where he taught creative writing and contemporary literature. Keeler started teaching at Montana State University in 1975. He graduated with a master's degree from Oklahoma State University and later went on to earn his D.A. from Idaho State University. He has published three books, written collections of poetry, has produced six plays, recorded ten tapes and CDs, and has published many articles in magazines and journals. His paintings have gone up for display in exhibits at MSU and in Butte. Keeler is the father of two sons.



Come join us for a night of Montana literary royalty. Boasting two former Montana Poet Laureates, Michael Earl Craig and Tami Haaland, and writing professors from both Montana State University, Greg Keeler, and the University of Montana, Henrietta Goodman, this night is to go down into the annuals of Montana literati. The first of many Poets' Roundtables to come, we hope you can welcome in the best of the best with us over a cold beer or a glass of wine. It always helps make the words slide down smoothly. No ticket needed for this event. 

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