Building Fires in the Snow

Building Fires in the Snow

These stories and poems capture what it is to live through such times--from the heyday boom of the 1970s oil pipeline to the more recent decisions granting marriage equality and equal rights protections.

Author: Martha Amore

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602233010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Diversity has always been central to Alaska identity, as the state’s population consists of people with many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences. This book opens a window into these diverse lives, gathering stories and poems about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer life into a brilliant, path-breaking anthology. In these pages we see the panoply of LGBTQ life in Alaska today, from the quotidian urban adventures of a family—shopping, going out, working—to intimate encounters with Alaska’s breathtaking natural beauty. At a time of great change and major strides in LGBTQ civil rights, Building Fires in the Snow shows us an Alaska that shatters stereotypes and reveals a side of Alaska that’s been little seen until now.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dead Go to Seattle

The Dead Go to Seattle

appeared in Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaskan LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry, edited by Martha Panschar Amore and Lucian Childs (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2016). “The First Assimilated Sámi in the World” ...

Author: Vivian Faith Prescott

Publisher: Red Hen Press

ISBN: 9781597095822

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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On an Alaskan island beset by climate change, a Native seeks to preserve history: “An enthralling, engaging, mind-bending, time-bending story collection.” —Garth Stein, New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain Tova Agard’s world is literally falling apart: she’s just been disowned by her father in a violent confrontation over her sexuality, and climate change is about to wreak havoc on the world around her. In the midst of catastrophe, Tova meets Smithsonian Institute ethnologist John Swanton on an Alaskan-ferry time machine, trapping Swanton on Tova’s small hometown of Wrangell Island. Tova convinces Swanton that the island’s contemporary stories are worth collecting despite their strangeness: in Tova's oral traditions, a woman becomes a bear, a man marries trees, a UFO hunts deer, and the dead go to Seattle. These forty-three linked tales in the story-cycle are not stories that the Smithsonian intended to collect, but by the time all the tales are told, their reconstruction of history will make a greater impact on the world around them then either Tova or Swanton could have ever imagined. “Cleverly framed, these stories capture a rich island community that is steeped in oral traditions . . . a collection that rewards rereading and rumination.” ―Foreword Reviews
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In the Quiet Season and Other Stories

In the Quiet Season and Other Stories

In 2016 Martha Amore and coeditor Lucian Childs were contributing editors of the University of Alaska Press anthology Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry, which was a finalist for a LAMBDA ...

Author: Martha Amore

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602233522

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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In the Quiet Season & Other Stories explores the human landscape of Alaska. While the stories take place in modern-day towns, each is laced with a timelessness that comes from their roots in ageless issues: broken trust and heartbreak, hope and rebirth. The expansive Alaska landscape infuses the stories with a unique chill, as tears freeze on eyelashes and mountain ranges form the backdrop for breakups. Although the people in Amore’s stories know how to survive Alaska’s cold terrain, these characters stumble when trying to navigate through their own lives and lost dreams.
Categories: Fiction

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 140

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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The Writer s Market

The Writer s Market

Represents : Nonfiction books , novels , short story collections , novellas . ... The Rachel Book , by Karen Brennan ( Norton ) ; The Stars , the Snow , the Fire , by John Haines ( Graywolf ) ; Lessons of the Nordstrom Way , by Robert ...

Author: ERS.

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ISBN: UOM:39015046413681

Category: Authorship

Page: 1112

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Describes thousands of markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests; with information on submission requirements, pay scale, and freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.
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The Stars the Snow the Fire

The Stars  the Snow  the Fire

A collection of essays recalling the author's years of homesteading in the Alaskan wilderness.

Author: John Haines

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016968466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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A collection of essays recalling the author's years of homesteading in the Alaskan wilderness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Writer s Market 2002

Writer s Market  2002

Represents : Nonfiction books , novels , short story collections , novellas . ... The Rachel Book , by Karen Brennan ( Norton ) ; The Stars , the Snow , the Fire , by John Haines ( Graywolf ) ; Lessons of the Nordstrom Way , by Robert ...

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ISBN: 1582970491

Category: Authorship

Page: 1112

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Describes thousands of markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests; with information on submission requirements, pay scale, and freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.
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Who s who in Writers Editors Poets United States Canada

Who s who in Writers  Editors   Poets  United States   Canada

Wrkg . on short stories about Charleston lower and middle class . ... Selected Poems , 1982 , Of Traps and Snares , 1983 , Stories We Listened To , 1986 , New Poems , 1991 , The Stars , the Snow , the Fire , 1992 ( pap . ed . ) ...

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The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

PUBLICATIONS : Writer , illustrator : Bumpy's Holiday , 1943 ; Gumdrop : The Adventures of a Vintage Car , series , 32 vols ... GENRES : Science fiction / Fantasy , Poetry , Novellas / Short stories , Novels , Plays / Screenplays .

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Original Fire

Original Fire

In this important collection, award-winning author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and has added nineteen new poems to compose Original Fire. “These molten poems ...

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 0066209862

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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In this important new collection, her first in fourteen years, award-winning author Louise Erdrich has selected poems from her two previous books of poetry, Jacklight and Baptism of Desire, and added new poems to compose Original Fire. Profound and accessible, this collection anticipates and enlarges upon many of the themes, and even the characters, of Erdrich's prose. A sequence of story poems called "The Potchikoo Stories" recounts the life and afterlife of the questing trickster Potchikoo, echoing the wit and humanity of the inimitable, Nanapush, who appears in several of Erdrich's novels, most recently The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. Similarly, the group of poems called "The Butcher's Wife" contains the germ of Erdrich's most recent novel, The Master Butchers Singing Club. A powerful new poem, "The Seven Sleepers," forms the core of an entire section of the book and is about the passionate search for the divine in all its forms. The final section, "Original Fire," travels through birth, ordinary life, loss, and redemption. These poems reveal that poetry emerges from what we fear most, and that memory is endurance.
Categories: Poetry