Spend an afternoon with Alaskan authors Rosemary McGuire, Iver Arnegard, and Martha Amore as they read from their recent works and engage in a craft talk about writing, living the writer’s life, and capturing the big state of Alaska in words. Sunday, October 9, 2022 1:00-2:30PM at the Glenn Massay Theater in Palmer, AK.
I just finished reading Trapline Twins by Miki and Julie Collins, a great Alaska book and one that I read way back in 1997 when John and I first moved to the state. The book details Mike and Julie’s experiences in rural Alaska where they grew up and chose to remain, leading a subsistence-based trapping … Continue reading On Rereading great Alaska books
I researched feminist gothic literature for my PhD dissertation. One might say I became engulfed by the research, by the gothic itself. One of my favorite gothic lineages dates back to Mary Wollstonecraft, which involves her fight for civil rights for women. There is a clear link between feminist movements and gothic booms. Female literacy … Continue reading Feminist Gothic
One of my favorite poems is Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Of the thirteen ways–and of course there are even more ways than that–but of the thirteen that Stevens chose to highlight, my very favorite is the thirteenth way: XIII It was evening all afternoon. It was snowing And it was … Continue reading The Thirteenth Way