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Jonas often confuses poetry with parenting and play and power and even, porridge.  When not writing he obsesses, hovers, stress-eats fingernails and occasionally gets a good run in.  He’s currently (2015-2018) a poetry candidate in the University of Alaska Anchorage MFA in Creative Writing program.

Select Publications

2017

A Braided Way, an exhibit of  poetry broadsides by poet parents, Aleria Jensen and Jonas Lamb featuring artwork and photos by and of their children.  Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Video Room.  January-February 2017.

2016

Learning the Dance (Snow Dance) and When You See Me (poems) in  Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal.

Preparations for a Free Wood-Stove, performed by Clint Farr at the March 2016 edition of Writers’ Showcase  from 360 North (public television).

2015

Blonde Indian: an Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes, reviewed for the Juneau Empire,

Buddy Tabor Teaches me to Filet a Halibut (poem) in  Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal.

2014

Dream Seed, Light Like Coal and Dear Toi (poems) in Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal

2013

Five Good  (Alaskan) Reads, book reviews for the Juneau Empire.  Honestly my editor didn’t tell me that it was a guest column that would feature half the authors I put on my list, coincidence is more magic that mayhem but both are good in my book.

Anything I can put ketchup on (poem) in  Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal

In the time before words (poem) in Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal

2011

I Think Again of those Ancient Chinese Poets: poems by Tom Sexton, reviewed for the Juneau Empire, 2011

2010

Shannon: a poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Campbell McGrath, book-length poem reviewed for Juneau Empire, March 2010

Shop Class as Soul Craft by Matthew Crawford, non-fiction review published in the Juneau Empire, February 2010.

2009

War Dances by Sherman Alexie , story collection review published in the Juneau Empire, December 2009.

For the Sake of the Light by Tom Sexton, poetry review published by Juneau Empire, May 2009.

Rock Candy by Jen Vernon, poetry review published by Juneau Empire, October 2009.

Olson’s Fox Island Cabin: Resurrection Bay’s 1st Writer’s Residency
from: 49 Writers: Collaborative reflections and book news by and about Alaskan Authors

New Poetry Review
Short reviews of 4 outstanding poetry collections new to the Juneau Public Library  Published in the Juneau Empire, April 2009.

 

Collect Raindrops
In praise of a few outstanding graphic artists and a book that altered my world with its simplicity, like only poetry had done before.

Salju Sapnu (poem) in  Tidal Echoes, University of Alaska Southeast Literary Arts Journal.

Orcas Or No Orcas, Poetry OmniBus (JAHC, CBJ-Capital Transit, JPL)

Poems for Kent, The Kent Collector (Plattsburgh State Art Museum)

“The Red Wool Ski Cap” and Forever Night Sky, Detroit Declarations

Quirk, Fortnight, Raw Ether (defunct, editor, contributor).

A sample of some of my projects as writer/producer.

Letters From the North
Writer, Editor, Producer, Web
We billed ourselves as an audio quarterly and managed to finish our 4th show before parting ways. This was an incredible project that got me very excited about radio journalism and about production work. Despite all the long hours, these shows give me the goosebumps. Check out the archives to listen to the shows. I’m especially proud of the 3rd show, “Work”, and my piece that came out of an interview with Juneau musician/housepainter, Buddy Tabor (scroll to 18:32).  Press for show in Juneau Empire.

 

 

Schoolin’

Drexel University
School of Information Science and Technology
Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2008
MS, Masters of Library and Information Science
Sigma Chapter, Beta Phi Mu, 2009

University of Michigan
School of Literature, Science and Arts
Ann Arbor, MI, 1999-2003
BA, Bachelors of General Studies (Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts)
Concentrations in English Language and Literature, Secondary Education and Social Studies.