Susanna J. Mishler | Line, Please!

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What is a poetic line, exactly? What difference does it make where the line “breaks?” When we look at words on a page we can instantly identify a poem because a poem is lineated. Lines (or their conspicuous absence) are a large part of what makes a poem a poem. How does a poet decide where the line begins and … Read More

Guest Post by Susanna J. Mishler: Line, Please!

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What is a poetic line, exactly? What difference does it make where the line “breaks?” When we look at words on a page we can instantly identify a poem because a poem is lineated. Lines (or their conspicuous absence) are a large part of what makes a poem a poem. How does a poet decide where the line begins and ends? Why bother with lines … Read More

Weekly Roundup of News & Events

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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s membership drive! You helped us to meet and exceed our goal of 100 new members in 2014–we’re at 106 and counting. We also appreciate the support of everyone who donated part of their Permanent Fund Dividend to 49 Writers this year through Pick.Click. Give., our first time participating in the program. … Read More

Weekly Roundup of News and Events

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Tired of working conventional hours? Yearn for the flexibility of working from home or your favorite coffee shop? Dream of meeting and getting to know respected Alaskan writers and distinguished visiting authors? Have we got the job for you! 49 Writers is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic executive director to fill the shoes of current leader Linda Ketchum, when she departs … Read More

Susanna Mishler: A Fine Contrivance

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Susanna Mishler A poem is a machine made of words. – William Carlos Williams As poet and electrician, I wonder how this statement might be true. The objects of machine and poem seem contrary. But if a poem is a machine made of words, and the idea of a poem as machine seems contradictory, then what are we missing? Power … Read More

Weekly Roundup of News and Events

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A Message from Don Rearden, 49 Writers Board President It’s hard for me to believe that five years ago I sat across from Andromeda Romano-Lax and Deb Vanasse at a Kaladi Brothers table, sipping a mocha, listening to them pitch to me their shared vision for a statewide writing organization. Already over my head with work and my own writing … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Thoughtful conversation from Sherry Simpson & Ernestine Hayes and engaged audiences in each community Thank you to the many partners, writers, and readers who contributed to the success of our recent Crosscurrents Southeast program in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Craig. More than 200 people participated in nine community events, and it was wonderful to meet such a variety of Alaskans … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Crosscurrents Southeast, featuring Alaskan authors Sherry Simpson (right) and Ernestine Hayes, is coming your way! Combining our popular Crosscurrents on-stage conversation with a creative writing workshop, 49 Writers is pleased to be bringing this program to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Craig in September 2014. In Juneau, Sherry Simpson will also give a reading at Douglas Public Library. The local partners who are … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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This is your final reminder that the deadline to submit a short memoir piece to the 49 Writers Anchorage Remembers centennial anthology is June 30—click here for more information and to submit. We know there are many fascinating stories out there to share and this is a chance to see yours in print! It’s always a pleasure to round off the week by sharing … Read More

Linda: 49 Writers Weekly Roundup

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Dana Stabenow & Deb Vanasse It was great to see a classroom full of writers at the Anchorage Museum on Wednesday night, all eager to learn more about Independent Publishing Options for Writers with Dana Stabenow and Deb Vanasse. Dana shared the wisdom she’s gleaned from more than 20 years of traditional and now epublishing; the world is certainly changing … Read More