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Alyse Knorr is the author of Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013) and Alternates (Dancing Girl Press 2014). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, RHINO, Puerto Del Sol, The Minnesota Review, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. She received her MFA from George Mason University. She is a co-founding editor of Gazing Grain Press and teaches college English at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Carolyn Kremers writes literary nonfiction & poetry, & is a dedicated teacher & lifelong musician. Her books include Place of the Pretend People: Gifts from a Yup'ik Eskimo Village (memoir), The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (anthology), & Upriver (poetry). Her piece, "John Haines and the Dream Place," was named a "Notable" essay in Best American Essays 2012, & her book Upriver was a Finalist for the 2014 Willa Award in Poetry, from Women Writing the West. Kremers designed & implemented the MFA creative nonfiction program at Eastern Washington University in Spokane & has also taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been a guest writer in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, & Russia, and artist-in-residence at Gates of the Arctic National Park & Denali National Park. For 10 months in 2008-09 & again in 2015-16, she was a US Fulbright Scholar at Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russia. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.