Eva Saulitis

Eva SaulitisLiterary Arts 2002

Eva Saulitis taught in the low-residency MFA program at UAA and at the Kachemak Bay campus of UAA in Homer.  She continued her work as a field biologist each summer, studying the killer whales of Prince William Sound, Alaska.  In spring of 2010, Eva was diagnosed and treated for early stage breast cancer, and she has chronicled this journey through writing on a blog called Alaskan in Cancerland (alaskanincancerland.blogspot.com). She succumbed to cancer in January 2016.

Information about Eva Saulitis’ first book, Leaving Resurrection, a collection of essays published by Red Hen Press/Boreal Book in 2008, is at http://www.borealbooks.org/catalog/EvaSaulitis%20/LeavingResurrection/index.html. The Boochever Fellowship she received in 2002 was instrumental in the completion of that book.

Eva also published a nonfiction memoir, Into Great Silence (Beacon Press, 2013), two poetry collections, Many Ways to Say It (Red Hen Press, 2012) and Prayer in Wind (Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2015). Just prior to her death in January 2016 she completed her collection of essays, Becoming Earth (Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, release date 2017).