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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Alyss!

Preparing for my artist-in-residency at Denali National Park and Preserve, then going there, and now coming back and coping with jet lag, things have gotten away from me. For instance, my poem 'Souvenir of the Gilded Age,' about model Audrey Munson, appeared in the new online journal Alyss during my absence, alongside work by Jen Karetnick, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Katherine Hoerth, among others. Thanks to editor Amanda Faye for that!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Bear with Me

I'm getting ready for my trip to Alaska, my artist-in-residency at Denali National Park and Preserve from August 9 - 19. If you happen to be in the vicinity, I'll be doing an outreach program open to the public about strategies for nature writing on August 18, from 3:00 pm. Please come and join us if you can.

Along with reading about Alaska and the park, here's something I've been doing to prepare for the trip: watching this brown bear cam in Katmai National Park in Alaska (nowhere near Denali, but lots of fun). The salmon are swimming upstream, and the bears are there to take advantage. So far, our family has watched mothers and cubs, seen mating, and fighting, along with regular feeding behavior. And there are bears almost at any time we check, up to nine bears at once. Give it a try! It's quite addictive.