Poetry. Chris Haven's debut collection of poems, BONE SEEKER, celebrates the mystery of what we take into our lives and can't let go. In lyrics, prose poems, and persona poems from voices ranging from Marie Curie to Emma Darwin to Janis Joplin, we journey through parenthood and politics, song and miracle, and life and loss, wondering, "will the cold things inside / Of you light up, as they should, for no reason?"
Chris Haven was born in Oklahoma, the son of a grocer and a storyteller. BONE SEEKER (NYQ Books, 2021) is his first book of poems. He is also the author of a collection of stories, Nesting Habits of Flightless Birds, from Tailwinds Press. His poems can be found in The Southern Review, Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Mid- American Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, and prose poems from his Terrible Emmanuel series appear in Denver Quarterly, Sycamore Review, North America Review, and Seneca Review, where they won the Deborah Tall Award for Lyric Essay. Chris came to Michigan by way of Texas, Kansas, and the red dirt of Oklahoma and has degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas, Texas State University, and the University of Houston. He lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he teaches courses in writing and style at Grand Valley State University.Author City: GRAND RAPIDS, MI USA