Well I can't knock it out of the park like that guy from New York but I do get the opportunity to read some amazing work by Alaskan poets of all ages and serve as Judge for this year's Fairbanks Arts Association's Statewide Poetry Contest. I hope you'll submit some work and share this opportunity … Continue reading 28th Statewide Poetry Contest Judge
The beginning of something... It’s been at least thirty years since I last experienced a tornado. The tell-tale greening of the sticky summer sky and the distant wail of warning sirens are familiar waypoints I look and listen for when crossing the landscape of memory. I can travel as far back as first grade, in … Continue reading Storm Chasing
No painting here. No scraping or scrubbing.No Simple Green or bleach, no buckets.No brushes. No paint chips, leaded or unleaded.No ladders, no scaffolding propped upon the low end with wobbly cinder blocks. No harness or toprope.Nothing to prime. No overhead power lines to avoid.No tourists huffing it up the hilltelling you it’s looking good.
This diagram shows how film was stored and exposed in reconnaissance cameras. A pair of spools fed and took up the film, which was stretched flat over an opening in the camera body. To record images, the film received light through the lens below when the shutter was opened. (U.S. Air Force photo) What it … Continue reading Overlooked
after Paola Capó-García’s, “A poem in Which I use Only Vowels” A poem in which dinner is made, grudgingly.A poem in which I go to work.A poem in which a black bear stalks my neighbor’s so called bear-proof trashcan like clockwork, every Thursday morning, September through November.A poem in which my tired, broken eyes struggle … Continue reading A Poem in Which I Write Only Non-fiction