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Bringing Back the Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshop by Michelle McAfee

(Originally published in the Copper River Record April 28, 2022) At the end of dirt main street in McCarthy, an old wooden building stands with …

Spotlight on New Books: Late Fall Bucolics by Anne Coray

First Infraction Saturated air, the pass immersed In fog. We still can’t fly, although the rain This day has ceased its drumming. A burst Of …

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The Trail to Words #3 by Seth Kantner

In the 1980’s fur prices dropped. My girlfriend Stacey and I were living on the Kobuk River at my family’s old place, hauling wood, running …

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There Is No Signal by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Scott H. Young, productivity expert and author of Ultralearning, which I recommend, recently blogged this in response to a reader question: “I believe motivation is …

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On Acceptance / Rejection by John Morgan

The other day I had a first — a journal editor called me up to say they were accepting a poem. Naturally I was delighted. …

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Poems by Margo Waring

  From the poet: I appreciate the opportunity to share three poems on the topic of “why write.” In my case, poems about the difficulty of …

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Six Years of Danger Close Alaska by Matt Komatsu

Danger Close Alaska began as a matter of envy. My first UAA MFA residency recently concluded, I was deployed to Africa in the summer of …

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From FOMO to No by Andromeda Romano-Lax

It started with reading too many tweets about AWP, the enormous conference that drew 6,000 writers to Philadelphia last month. From my mother-in-law’s Toronto apartment, …

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The Trail to Words #2. Finding Story by Seth Kantner

Growing up along the Kobuk River, my brother was always going to leave to go to college. From a young age I swore I wouldn’t …

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