Carolyn Kremers

Alaska Literary Award, 2023 Fairbanks Carolyn Kremers, a multifaceted talent in the literary world, seamlessly blends her roles as a poet, nonfiction writer, dedicated teacher, and lifelong musician. Her academic journey is marked by a rich tapestry of accomplishments: a BA in English and Honors Humanities from Stanford, a teaching certificate from the University of Illinois Chicago, a BA in … Read More

Annie Wenstrup

Alaska Literary Award, 2023 Fairbanks Annie Wenstrup, a Dena’ina poet from Fairbanks, Alaska, brings the essence of her heritage to life through her stirring words. Her poetic achievements have graced the Alaska Quarterly Review, the New England Review, and Poetry Magazine. Her talent also shone in Poetry Northwest as a finalist for the James Welch Indigenous Poetry Prize. 2023 marked a year … Read More

Paul Greci

Alaska Literary Award, 2023 Fairbanks Paul Greci stands as a towering figure in the realm of Alaska wilderness survival novels, having penned four award-winning titles: "Surviving Bear Island," "Follow the River," "The Wild Lands," and "Hostile Territory." His gripping tale, "Surviving Bear Island," was honored as the Alaska Reads book for 2022-23. Additionally, "The Wild Lands" captivated … Read More

Emily Wall

Alaska Literary Award, 2023 Douglas Hailing from the scenic landscapes of Douglas, Alaska, Emily Wall serves as a beacon of poetic inspiration as a Professor of English at the University of Alaska. Emily, a distinguished alumna with an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Arizona, weaves her words into a tapestry of expression that has graced journals throughout the US and Canada. Her … Read More