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Local poet chosen for Poems in Place project

The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans for placement in two Alaska State Parks.
Local poet Stokes takes top prize in statewide contest

Local poet Richard Stokes has been awarded first prize in the Fairbanks Arts Association's 2013 Statewide Poetry Contest for his poem...
A day in the life of: Kinkaduneek Paul Marks

...different stories, all the different recordings, that not one person could obtain it all in a lifetime."He's mentoring local poet Ishmael Hope in the Tlingit language through a Sealaska Heritage Institute program, and he's worked with Native organizations...
Hawai'i's poet laureate Kealoha visits Juneau

...featured performer at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council event at the JACC. Opening for him will be the winning local poet from Friday night's Woosh Kinaadeiyi Poetry Slam. Show starts at 7 p.m.Kealoha said he'll be presenting a kind...
Five good (Alaskan) reads

...imagined. This is the story of a tough woman making it in rough country in a tough period in history. Jonas Lamb is a local poet and an assistant professor of library science at the University of Alaska Southeast. CLINT J. FARRThere are so...
Writing group renamed in poet's memory on Mondays (except in the summer) at the downtown library, steered by Spartz and another longtime participant, local poet Richard Stokes."I have a genuine interest in keeping the group going," Stokes said. "I think it's an important...
Local poet Vernon honored with Tillie Olsen Award

Jenifer Rae Vernon, author of the poetry debut, Rock Candy, has won the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing.
'Writing Eden:' Wednesday lecture to feature poet Emily Wall

...used to convey Alaska's vastness can dwindle into small stereotypes. "I grew up in inner-city Portland," said local poet Emily Wall. "It's almost easier to write about nature in tiny restricted places. Here, oh my God, where do you...
Alaska on the page

...list is not intended to be exhaustive.) Southeast authorsFICTION AND POETRY"Juneau Seasons" by Richard Stokes. Local poet and Gastineau Guiding naturalist Stokes follows up last year's work, "Notes Searching for a Tune," with a new collection...

...with The Art of Peace Latin Jazz Ensemble. In the fall of 2003, she performed in Madrid with guitarist Rosalia Roio. Local poet's protest work reissued on CD JUNEAU - "Shadows," a long poem by Juneau writer Ann Chandonnet, has been re-issued...
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