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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 hunting geese on the spring ice. At that time, I understood nothing of subtlety, or symbolism. I especially despised symbolism. I liked to be told a story, not confused by …

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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 legs made of lead. The trick: stay in the moment, even if the moment hurts. Last week I competed in my first 70.3 Ironman, an eight-hour triathlon. I was one …

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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 a false front stamped in faint, faded back letting that says, RO.G. Watsjold Groceries & Meat – Hardware. Lovingly referred to as the Old Hardware Store, the relic is the …

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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 finding time for writing. The last of the three poems is about the kind of reception I would love to have for what I have written.   Poet’s Lament In …

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