Local poet and former state writer laureate Peggy Shumaker has not only produced a substantial body of poetry and prose, but she has worked tirelessly to nurture and champion the talents of other writers. She also contributes her insights as an editor for University of Alaska Press and Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press. She’s out now with a volume of new and selected writings, called Cairn.
But first on the show, former Fairbanks writer Claire Rudolph Murphy often targets her work to young adults or children, but there is nothing juvenile about her latest book’s theme. Bobby and Martin is a timely examination of American leadership viewed through the lens of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives and legacies.
And Chris Lott is back with another spruced-up segment of Katexic Clippings.