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Spotlight on New Works: Warflower by Robert Stark

Warflower: A True Story of Family, Service and Life in Alaska by Robert Stark “On my mother’s side of the family, every male served in …

2022 Alaska Book Tour by Ken Waldman

If you’re reading this and have published books, you know the challenges of planning even a single book release event. Coordinating a tour is exponentially …

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The Coordination of 100 Muscles: On Reclaiming Speech as a Stutterer by John Whittier Treat

Everyone stutters occasionally, but only a few of us are stutterers. And those of us who are stutterers don’t always stutter, just as the rest …

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Dad’s Writing by Kevin Holthaus

Below are a few comments from my perspective about my father, Gary Holthaus, and his writing life. His poetry of life was so expansive that …

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The Missing Piece: From Near Failure, Great Stories Emerge by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The authors I admire the most take the biggest risks. They aren’t fearless. They experience fear and they head into the unknown anyway, feeling their …

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Breaking Into Air: Birth Poems by Emily Wall

What Does a Fetal Heartbeat Sound Like?  —a found poem Like feet running on wet sand.    Like horses galloping horses like a hummingbird a …

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The Trail to Words. #4 A Dyslexic Hunter Wandering in the Words by Seth Kantner

Geese have always held a special place in my heart. My first story in my first Creative Writing class was about wounding a swan while …

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Endurance and Mindfulness: In Writing as in Sport, Focus on the Small Steps by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Photo Caption: One of the hardest parts of the 70.3 triathlon: transitioning into the half-marathon, following the bike, with over two hours to go and …

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Stealth Publications by John Morgan

A while back I wrote a piece on acceptances and rejections, and I just realized that I’d left something out: publications that occur without our …

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