Tami Haaland


Tami Haaland is the author of two books of poetry: Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press, and When We Wake in the Night, a finalist for the May Swenson Award. She is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars and a professor of English at Montana State University Billings. She taught creative writing at Montana Women’s Prison from 2008 until 2013, and she coordinates a writing-in-the-schools program for Arts Without Boundaries. She has received awards from the Montana Arts Council and Humanities Montana.

Haaland’s work has appeared in Calyx, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, High Desert Journal, 5AM, South Dakota Review, and Rattapallax as well as other journals. Her poems have appeared online in The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily. Two poems from When We Wake in the Night are featured on American Life in Poetry in 2013. In addition, her work has been anthologized in a dozen places, including Kennedy and Gioia’s Literature: An Introduction and The Ecopoetry Anthology edited by Laura-Gray Street and Ann Fisher-Wirth.


A finalist for the May Swenson Award, awarded by the Utah State University Press and honoring the memory of one of America’s most vital and provocative writers.
Winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize from Story Line Press.