August 2023 -- I'll be on a panel with poet Jane Hirshfield in Anchorage on Sept. 28. From the press release: On September 28th there are scheduled events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The events are co-sponsored by the Alaska Quarterly Review and feature the poet Jane Hirshfield.
At 4pm in Consortium Library 307 there will be a Panel Conversation: "Ways of Knowing: Poetry, Science, and the Environment.”
The panelists are: Poet Jane Hirshfield, Stephanie Holthaus (Climate Action Advisor for The Nature Conservancy Alaska and founder of the Women on Climate Initiative of TNC North America), Nancy Lord (Former Alaska Writer Laureate, Homer), and Marie Tozier (Alaska Native poet, Nome).
At 7pm in the auditorium of the Anchorage Museum Jane Hirshfield will read her poetry and sign copies of her latest publication, THE ASKING (Knopf, September 12, 2023) which will be available for sale and Jane will be available to sign books.
June 2023 -- I recommended some Alaska books on the wonderful website shepherd.com. See https://shepherd.com/best-books/authentic-alaska-by-alaskans
Some recentish publications:
"My Name is Robin Pelkey," in Catamaran, summer 2023 issue.
"Test Drive to the Arctic" in May 2023 Alaska Magazine. This is about an electric vehicle road rally up the Dalton Highway to the oil fields.
"Slate" (my Wales essay), in terrain.org. November 2021. www.terrain.org/2021/nonfiction/slate/
"Thousands of Islands, Millions of Birds" in Refuge: America's Wildest Places, photography by Ian Shive, 2020
“My Life Lagoons,” Catamaran, Sept. 2020.
“On the Dark Forest Road,” About Place Journal, May 2020.
"Adak Island: Aleutian Crossroads" (article), Alaska Magazine, July-August 2019
“Come Help Me” (story), winner of Green Stories competition, publication in Resurrection Trust (anthology), Retreat West, 2019
"The Lonely Islands" (essay), Alaska Quarterly Review with a photo essay by Irene Owsley. Vol. 36, No. 1 & 2, Summer/Fall 2019. Link: aqreview.org/the-lonely-islands-attu-and-kiska/
"Let Them Tell You" (story), Saltfront: Studies in Human Habit(at), No. 8, Fall 2019
I write twice-monthly book reviews for the Anchorage Daily News. These are of books (not self-published) by Alaskans or with Alaska content. Feel free to alert me to new books or send review copies!
Photos from Writing Residency in Wales, November 2019