I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.

I’m looking forward to this event with terrific poets Pattiann Rogers and Laura Kolbe next Friday– mark it on your calendar.  Laura Kolbe is a doctor and medical ethicist in New York whose book Little Pharma is one of the most anticipated publications of 2021 and comes out this month.  Pattiann Rogers lives in Colorado and is the beloved author of many books of poetry and prose and the recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Nature Poetry.

Last winter Alaska Quarterly Review hosted a 40th anniversary benefit series on Zoom with the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and everyone liked it so much we are continuing it this year with two readings a month through April. I’m not a reader, I just introduce featured writers from AQR’s pages, and get to sit back and listen to them read from their work. If one good thing came of Covid it’s that I can be at all these events I’d otherwise not be able to make from here in stormy Haines, and so can you–  Plus you can bring your dog, a beverage of choice, and if you miss one, they are all on the AQR YouTube channel.

“I’ve spent much of my life being attuned to watching for an image or a phrase that can trigger what might be a poem- could become a poem.”– Pattiann Rogers