Summer books roundup

...on the Copper River in Southcentral Alaska, guided by mystic poet Kabir. Artwork for the book is provided by well-known Alaska...David Baker calls this debut collection of poems by Anchorage poet and electrician Susanna J. Mishler, "a travelogue that maps...
Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...really quick reads.? "The Gangster We Are All Looking For" by le thi diem thuy: The first novel by a Vietnamese American poet and performer, which looks simultaneously spare and deep.Linda Ketchum, executive director of 49 Writers, of Chickaloon...
Today in history

...Black Eyed Peas) is 39. Actor Scott Porter is 35.Thought for Today: "A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side." - Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719).
Author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday, according...but would never say how many.She was a poet, dancer, actress, songwriter, civil...preposterous," said Billy Collins, poet laureate of the United States. "It lowers...
Today in History

...Smith is 16.Thought for Today: "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher (1803-1882).
Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards announced

...tireless promoter of Alaskan writers," hosting readings and other events to highlight their work. Cheezem, himself a writer and poet, holds an MFA in creative writing, and has also served as a borough school board member, planning commissioner, and president...
A Day in the Life of: Daku'dane John Perkins

...realized it's that it's a role that seemingly, I've been training for all my life," he said. "I'm a presenter, I'm a poet, and I'm a Southeast Alaskan."? Contact CCW staff writer Mary Catharine Martin at
Ripples in the water

For University of Alaska Southeast Assistant Professor of English and poet Emily Wall, literary journals aren't a simple agglomeration of writing, but rather represent the razor-sharp edge of art...
Trinity, the First Sunday after Pentecost

...predators prowling the dark of night to humans laboring through the hours of daylight, all are connected. "Lord. . ." says the Poet, "you wrap yourself with light as with a cloak . . ." and sustain all. "There move the ships," sings the Psalmist...
Writing group renamed in poet's memory

Late poet Burn Thompson's arrival in Juneau could...and another longtime participant, local poet Richard Stokes."I have a genuine interest...early days. For Stokes, who is primarily a poet, feedback for his work has always been the...


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