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Ghosts of Old Virginny is Milla van der Have's first book of poetry in English. It's available now on Amazon. 


About Ghosts of Old Virginny


Virginia city, Nevada has been drawing the adventurous for over 100 years. It has been the home of gold-miners, strong independent women and writers. After the bonanza, Virginia City reinvented herself and became a ghost town that draws travelers and artists. And, as it happened, a Dutch poet.


Milla van der Have visited Virginia City in 2014, on a writer's residency to finish her novel. But once there, something happened: the Comstock got to her. In Ghosts of Old Virginny Van der Have explores the legends and history of the Comstock by reimagining them. These poems deal with being uprooted and leaving the known behind. They speak of miners, ghosts and horses and throughout of the comfortable tension of love, that greatest journey of all.



Read sample poems

Poems from Ghosts of Old Virginny have been published in various magazines:


Black Spider Moan     in Right Hand Pointing

Chollar Mine Call       in Hermes Poetry Journal

The Comstock Lasts   in The Meadow

On The Way Home     in The Kentucky Review

















Ghosts News


Ghosts of Old Virginny was officially launched in the Netherlands on March 26th, 2016.

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