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My name is Olivia Dudding Rodriguez , and I am a poet, storyteller, facilitator, and creative mentor, who celebrates rural spaces and identities. I live in Helper, UT, nestled in the Book Cliffs of Eastern Utah. Living in Helper has gifted me with the joy of a close-knit community, where nature and history are intertwined. I am honored to serve as the poet laureate.
As a poet, I find inspiration in the landscapes and people of rural America. My poetry celebrates the beauty of the natural world, the rituals of small-town life, and the resilience and strength of those who call rural places home.
Through my writing, I hope to create heirlooms for rural spaces and the folks that come from them. I believe that poetry has the power to connect us to our surroundings, and to remind us of the value of the people and places that shape our lives.
Thank you for visiting my website, and I hope that you find inspiration and joy.