Mary Odden

Alaska Literary Award, 2020 Nelchina Mary Odden grew up in eastern Oregon. She attended the College of Idaho and worked as a fire lookout and dispatcher. She followed wildfires north to spend most of the last forty years in Alaska: telling smokejumpers where to go, finding true love, digging gardens, playing dance music, listening to stories and exploring remarkable landscapes. She … Read More

Christopher Lee Miles

Alaska Literary Award, 2020 Fairbanks Christopher Lee Miles was born and raised in the rural Midwest. He is the author of one collection of poetry, Armor & Ornament (2019). He is a veteran of the US Navy and lives in Fairbanks. Miles earned an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He currently works with rural Alaska and Alaska Native students at the Interior Alaska Campus. … Read More

2015 Connie Boochever Fellows Announced

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation recently selected four individuals to receive 2015 Connie Boochever Fellowships in the literary and performing arts. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, with the disciplines awarded alternating between the performing and literary arts, and the visual arts. The five recipients are: Ellen Frankenstein, … Read More