I wish I was announcing that Cabin 135 is now available, as scheduled, at bookstores and on Amazon… but due to coronavirus effects on production, University of Alaska Press has rescheduled publication for December 15.
The proof I received in the mail from UA Press is lovely. The cover design is by Ruth Hulbert.
My book Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska has progressed through design and layout, copyediting and proofreading. It has a gorgeous cover and map created by Ruth Hulbert. Cabin 135 is being published by University of Alaska Press with printed books expected to be available in mid-August.
Cabin 135 is a house that was built for the Matanuska Colony. Living there for many years, the author became fascinated with the accumulation of layers. The house anchors this book, a collection of threaded stories, to a particular plot of landscape in the Matanuska Valley.
Whether semi-tamed garden, national park, or forest, nature meanders through the stories in this book. As does memory, that thread that ties each of us to our past. The terrain of this book includes garden and yard, but also more distant places where enticing moments offer insights to how we live and survive.
Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska by Katie Eberhart forthcoming from University of Alaska Press in 2020.
In Unbound: Alaska Poems, the poemsevoke 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 Journal, Sand 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.