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Abandoning Chronology – a guest blog at 49 Writers

Matanuska River Overlook

Matanuska River Overlook

Abandoning Chronology, was posted April 23, 2014 at 49 Writers. In this mini-essay, I explore some effects and possibilities of wind, both real and imagined.

My other blog posts at 49 Writers during April 2014:

1. Deleted Morsels
2. Digressive Travel
3. Common Life

 

Blogging at 49 Writers–Digressive Travel & Common Life

The second and third installments of my April guest blogs have been posted at 49 Writers.

Digressive Travel (4/9/2014) includes musings on travel and metaphors, and will transport you (briefly!) to the MacKenzie River in the Canadian Arctic and the Matanuska River channel in south-central Alaska. 

In Common Life (4/16/2014), I consider the question “what triggers ideas for writing?” and traipse across some of my writing terrain, from Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, lilac blooms, and picking tomatoes to moose and icy roads.

Of course, common life is what we notice and experience every day. Or is it?

My first post was Deleted Morsels (4/2/2014). The fourth and last of my guest posts will appear on the 49 Writers’ web site next week, on April 23rd.

Guest Blog at 49 Writers – I. Deleted Morsels

Matanuska River

Matanuska River [photo: katie eberhart]

During April 2014, I’m the guest blogger on 49 Writers, an Alaskan web site focussed on writers and writing with links to Alaskan books and other writer-oriented resources.

My first of four weekly posts appeared April 2. Deleted Morsels begins:

“Lately, I’ve realized that my writing landscape is littered with pieces of essays and poems—relics cast aside and yet that I’m unwilling to totally abandon to the trash. Instead I think of these fragments as potentially useful, like the contents of a junk drawer—the screws and picture hooks, batteries, rubber bands, string and tape that might come in handy someday for connections or repairs, or to start a whole new project.

If I were writing a story about this landscape, the water would be the character. Perhaps I’d give the people bit parts, but it would be the water that you’d have to get to know. Big and slippery. Belligerent. . . .” 

Please visit 49 Writers to read my entire post, Deleted Morsels.

‘Unbound: Alaska Poems’

Unbound: Alaska Poems by Katie Eberhart

Unbound: Alaska Poems by Katie Eberhart and published by Uttered Chaos Press can be ordered from the publisher or at Amazon.com and is in available at some independent bookstores, including: 

Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, Bend, Oregon
Parnassus Books, Ketchikan, Alaska

Fireside Books, Palmer, Alaska

In Unbound: Alaska Poems, the poems evoke places and historic moments such as the evidence left behind by former residents of the (Matanuska) Colony house we lived in for twenty-eight years as well as nature and seasons, hot springs, berry picking, root vegetables, ravens, and the magically technological room at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks that is called The Place Where You Go To Listen.

Is Nature Enough? and Still Life With Vegetables, two poems in Unbound: Alaska Poems appeared first, and can be read online, in the Elohi Gadugi Journal.

Other poems have appeared in Cirque JournalSand Journal (Berlin), and the Palmer (Alaska) Arts Council’s 2010 Anthology, Voices Between Mountains. Water Tower Tales was the featured poem at the Palmer Arts Council’s annual meeting in 2011.

More about the process of publishing Unbound: Alaska Poems on my Nature & Literature blog:  The Long Road to a Poetry Chapbook.