In this collection of sixty-one essays and poems, Alaskan authors respond to their environment. The pieces are celebratory, sobering, and thought-provoking. They express admiration and awe of the landscape and its wild inhabitants. They bear witness to the effects of climate change and react to the environmental side effects of development. They ponder the irony of the authors’ own impact, caused by the fact that they live here.
There are familiar names among the contributors to this anthology: John Haines, Nick Jans, Marjorie Kowalski Cole, Sherry Simpson, Bill Sherwonit, and a foreword by Jay Hammond, former governor of Alaska. All are passionate about their world—populated by icons like whales and wolves and bears and by the small and significant world of berries and moss and mushrooms.
The anthology celebrates the wildness and wonder of the land and raises questions about our relationship with the natural world.
Contributors: John Haines, Nick Jans, Marjorie Kowalski Cole, Sherry Simpson, and Bill Sherwonit.