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MARGARET PETTIS    POET/AUTHOR

 

WHERE POEMS ARE BORN

Margaret Pettis has scribbled poems while crossing high wilderness passes

on horseback, memorized kernels of poems while waiting out hailstorms 

in red desert alcoves, and fished for metaphors 

        while skimming clouds mid-stream on a kayak.          

Her book, In the Temple of the Stars, respectfully offers

peaceful reactions to the wild world she has learned to love.

In Chokecherry Rain, the poet gathers her life with horses

and living in a rural mountain valley into tesserae of imagery.

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POETRY COLLECTIONS

In the Temple of the Stars

available in paperback in October 2020  

from Amazon.com for $12.00.

Chokecherry Rain

available in hardcover (1993)

from the author for $12.00.

To be released in 2021

from Amazon.com:

Songs for Circe

 

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NOVELS

The first two novels in the Marti Bruhn series

of outdoor suspense/mysteries, 

The Turquoise Bear and Wyoming Gold,

were released in December 2020 on Amazon.com.

       The Crimson Trail was published in January,           The Bronze Rim of Baja in February,

and The Wine-Dark Spell in May 2021.

THE TURQUOISE BEAR

WYOMING
GOLD

THE CRIMSON
TRAIL

THE BRONZE RIM
OF BAJA

THE WINE-DARK SPELL

 

A naiad with an entourage
of minnows, I beach
my boat in the shallows,
step barefooted onto the sand. 

                   
             
From In the Temple of the Stars



CONTACT MARGARET
at pettispoetry@gmail.com

All site photography by the author

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NEWS

FEATURED GUEST ON ACCESS UTAH, KUSU/UTAH PUBLIC RADIO/ NPR,
LOGAN, UTAH 1

January 2021

ARTICLE  ON THE RELEASE OF IN THE TEMPLE OF THE STARS, HERALD JOURNAL, LOGAN, UTAH 2

January 2021

GUEST BLOG ON CREATING ENVIRONMENTAL NOVELS IN THE TIME OF COVID: FREE RANGE WRITERS, JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 3

January 2021

POETRY PUBLISHED IN UTAH LIFE MAGAZINE, SEPT. 2020 AND MAY 2021

May 2021

LISTED:  MAPPING LITERARY UTAH4

June 2021

PANELIST, UTAH HUMANITIES BOOK FESTIVAL, WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY5

September  30, 2021