MFAW-VT alumna Chera Hammons Miller has a new poetry collection called, Maps of Injury, with Sundress Publications. To preorder, go here: Chera is also the  Writer-in-Residence at West Texas A&M University. Her chapbook Amaranthine Hour received the 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Award. Books include Recycled Explosions (Ink Brush Press, 2016), The Traveler’s Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag Press, 2017, winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book. Her first novel, Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom, is forthcoming through Torrey House Press. Chera has also been nominated twice for the Best of the Net, in 2018 for “The Capacity for Malignancy is Ancient”  2019 for “Trace Elements.”

“In Maps of Injury, Chera Hammons offers a steady wisdom born from a body and a land under siege. As the speaker confronts chronic illness and the land of the Texas panhandle weathers drought, we are assured that ‘Someone will always teach us how to grieve.’ And these poems do just that with subtle beauty and stunning revelations. Hammons’ lyric narratives sing in the face of difficult times and remind us to ‘let the dangerous world in.’” —Sandy Longhorn, author of The Alchemy of My Mortal Form

Congratulations Chera!

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