Three years of writing, these poems have sprouted in the wildest of unlikely places. They caught the sun and breeze in the windows of a Dyea cabin and later wintered taped to the walls of an empty room. They have been shuffled, torn apart and revisioned. Last weekend I signed a contract with Sheila-Na-Gig whose editor Hayley Mitchell Haugen will see them through to publication. I am so grateful and look forward to reading, in final form, Curating the House of Nostalgia, Spring 2020.
Manzano Mountain Review is an online literary journal out of central New Mexico. Thank you to its editors Justin Bendell and Kristian Macaron for publishing my ramble of a road trip poem drafted along the Cassiar a few summers ago. If you’re into wilderness writing, “Road Trip” is in good company. Savor.
Thank you to Sparks of Calliope‘s editor Randal Burd for walking into November with “Solar Flare,” my riff on Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese.” It is here I am in fine company as fellow poet and AWS editor Ray Ball has published her poem, “Return.” In the spirit that the writing community can sometimes mirror Alaska in the idea of ample ground and many connections, Randal Burd is poised to release his new collection of poetry with Kelsay Books, Memoirs of a Witness Tree, in spring 2020.