Montana Poetry: Grace Stone Coates and Gwendolen Haste
May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tami Haaland presents the poetry and stories of Grace Stone Coates and Gwendolen Haste.
Grace Stone Coates (1881–1976) wrote short stories, poetry, and news articles. She did most of her writing out of her home in Martinsdale, Montana. Coates published her first poem, “The Intruder,” in 1921 and her first series of linked stories, Black Cherries, in 1931.
American poet Gwendolen Haste was born in Indiana and lived in Wisconsin during her early life. After graduating from the University of Chicago, in 1912, she wrote poems and short stories for several years. During this time Haste helped her father edit the farm journal The Scientific Farmer, first in Lincoln, Nebraska and then Billings, Montana. Haste spent several years in Montana. Haste was winner of the Nation Poetry Prize in 1922 with “The Ranch In The Coulee.”
Poet and teacher Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections and winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. Haaland was Montana’s Poet Laureate from August 2013 to October 2015. She is as professor at Montana State University Billings