Tidal Echoes virtually launches a new collection of literature & art

This year Tidal Echoes, founded by University of Alaska Southeast, virtually launched their annual showcase of literature and the art. For their first Author Poetry Reading, the magazine asked me to read my poem, “Letter to the Universe,” a poem for girls everywhere. Diane DeSloover also reads her poem about the first time she watched…

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From a Distance

Today we drew animals and read about the Titanic. We drove our cars slowly— imagine a snail, then slow it down even more. Every day is like a Sunday, like moving underwater, like when Alaska burned & smoke circled us in a dream. What other than a crisis can put you in the moment, without…

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stop and smell the proses

Here in the Prose Garden, we dig into the news that you won’t hear on the radio. Nature holds a mirror up to ourselves as we explore the entropy of humanity, parenting, and life in Southeast Alaska. awards: Winner of Alaska Statewide Poetry contest, Spring 2020, Fairbanks Arts Association Ukiyoto Publishing Best Global Blogs of…

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the day before snow

A devil’s club graveyard all that remains, bones of a mighty clubbed fortress reduced to small brown skeletons, silent, still scaffolds of what once was. This is how you say madrugada in English– the coldest, darkest, undead hour when spirits roam the earth, right before the first snow:  the rainforest so dry and quiet bones and shapes, negative space,…

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