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.
Kersten Christianson is a raven-watching, moon-gazing, high school English-teaching Alaskan. She serves as poetry editor of the quarterly journal Alaska Women Speak. Her latest collection of poetry is Curating the House of Nostalgia (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2020). Kersten holds an MFA from the University of Alaska.
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Thanks for the shout out, Kersten!
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I appreciate the mention on Kersten Christianson’s blog. Kersten is editor of Alaska Women Speak and a talented poet whose poem, “Solar Flare,” recently appeared in Sparks of Calliope.