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Water Mask (The Alaska Literary Series)

In Water Mask, Monica Devine skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates sea ice with Beaufort Sea whalers and whirls two thousand feet above the tundra with a rookie bush pilot. She negotiates the death of her father, and the near loss of her family's cabin on the Copper River. Reflections on family, place, memory, work, perception and art are woven into a seductive a land that both beguiles and rejects.

Red Flagged

McClennan    RED FLAGGED She hugs her baby, pats his bottom sets him on the floor, in the center, where spectators form a ring and watch. The "experts": social worker, ...
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To Breathe and Bend

M. Devine (Be) Venerated Breathe like a baby and soften Bend in the wind and feather the ground Become pliable as a young tree             ...
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My Army

You should see my favorite people, You catch a glimpse of gold through their skins. I walk on air whenever I'm with them, They're where the happiness begins. And I'm ...
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Mendeltna Music Fest

I was just driving by, on my way to our cabin on the Copper River, and saw a modest sign propped up in front of the lodge:  Mendeltna Lodge Music ...
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Women Taking Steam

  Teaching of the Sweat Lodge, A. Paquette                                             ...
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To “Summer” in the Sound

What was I doing while Husband plied the waters of Prince William Sound in his buddy's boat for 4 days? It was a trip to make repairs on the first ...
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