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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.

The Whale Decides

The Whale Decides  Rocky took me out on the pack ice by way of the captain, who granted us permission Like being on the moon. spring ice, blue snow white ...
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  You look at your bewildered face in the mirror, knowing or, maybe not knowing you are powerless to decide the day, to find your keys and lock the door ...
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She is done with spreading, spreading her legs spreading brie on dry crackers, drinking wine from waxed paper cups It is true her life took shape as meandering clouds, thinly ...
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Words As Play

No, this is not a post about religion. This is a post about WORDS. I have a box in my studio where I collect found objects that one day may ...
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All Nature?

  You know people live there: but they're not visible a bar sign blinks open soiled lacy curtains droop in a cafe' window &  melancholy burns up from the asphalt ...
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Coming Home, The Let Down

  Wendell Berry, noted Kentucky author and poet, has made the observation that after a long plane trip, he allows three days for his soul to catch up with his ...
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