Read & Listen

publications and recordings. . .

Read & Listen

My poems and essays had appeared offline in Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, Fourteen Hills, The Los Angeles Review, Passages North, Dogwood, The Women’s Review of Books, Ice Floe, and other literary journals.

Poems and essays online:

“Seascape with Eagle, Driftwood, Ravens, Seagull, Two Men and Their Phones” in Brevity.

Poems from the “Helen” sequence in Common-Place.

“The Bossy e Meets His Match” in Diode.

“River Town” featured in Verse Daily.

I’vewrote a column called Subarctic Mama for Literary Mama, an online journal for the maternally inclined. It deals with Alaska, motherhood, and parenting girls in this peculiar place.

“Mother-in-law” featured inĀ  The Saturday Poetry Series at As It Ought to Be.

Narratives Lost and Found,” an essay written for Northwest Voices, a feature of Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association about working in a bookstore and researching in the archives.

“Canzone Basking in the Pre-Apocalypse” appears in Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, 2012.

“The Miner’s Wife,”The New Camp” and “Ellen Notices the Dry Spring” appear in Extract(s), March 16, 2012.

“River Town” and “Raven” appear in Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim, Volume 3:1 on pages 63-64.

“Infidelity” appears in Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, Volume 2:1 on page 41.

“The Seven Sisters” appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 1996 46:4.

Commentaries for KUAC and APRN:

I’ve been a commentator for KUAC, our local NPR station, and APRN, our statewide NPR affiliate. You’ll find a couple of samples in the links here.

Here’s a piece called “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.” It’s about Walt Whitman, writing poetry, and having kids, and how those things intersect. I wrote it as I was just starting to write Steam Laundry. It aired 4/6/2007.

Fairbanks Funk is about the urge we all get to leave Fairbanks during the month of February. It aired 2/17/2007.

Commentaries for AK Radio:

When APRN used to put out AK, I was an occasional commentator. Here are links to some of the pieces I recorded for them. The links below play the whole show, so you’ll have the good fortune to listen to a little slice of Alaskan life.

10/06/2007: I interviewed my mother, who told a story about a family murder that she witnessed when she was a child.

06/23/2007: I wrote about fashion and Fairbanks, analyzing the deliberately disheveled look I cultivated when I was a cabin-dwelling graduate student.

04/28/2007: I read a piece about found poetry and the infamous Bible Baptist church sign here in Fairbanks.