Vo l . 7 N o . 1 American Review, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. She has also been awarded residencies by Hedgebrook, the Island Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Though she calls Washington State home, Golden has spent many summers in Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman. Brad Gooch has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1979. He studied painting at the University of Wisconsin. After working for 25 years as a graphic designer and illustrator in the utility industry, he has returned primarily to painting. He spends a lot of time hiking in the Oregon Cascades and paints landscapes there that hold meaning for him. Rebecca Goodrich left the glitter of California to build a houseboat in Dutch Harbor in 1994. Now a consulting editor in Anchorage, she just published her first Ebook: Emergency Rations: How One Young Tail Gunner Survived World War Two, about her father’s unique ways of passing on his PTSD. She was a journalist and columnist for The Dutch Harbor Fisherman, a stringer for KDLG, and had commentaries on KNBA’s AK Show, including “Cousin Nate and Alaska Rhubarb,” which became a listener favorite. Goodrich has won several writing awards, and is published in Cold Flashes, F Magazine, and Cirque, as well as Alaska Journal of Commerce and other papers, and an array of magazines and little journals in California. Paul K. Haeder’s been a teacher in prisons, in a refugee center, in a college in Mexico, and a refugee agency in Guatemala, and beyond. He cut his teeth as a journalist in Southern Arizona, taught writing to students in ten colleges and universities and had a radio show. He lives in Vancouver, works in Portland, and is published in more than two dozen journals. His credo since he was 16 years old has been a Zapata quote: “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” He just won second place in the 2014 Society for Professional Journalists Region 10 magazine writing contest. Jim Hanlen has had instruction from some of the best teachers, William Stafford, Richard Hugo, and Madeline DeFrees. He won’t diminish the encouragement of mom, university professor Franz Schneider, and the examples of Gary Miranda and James Dickey. Jim has published in Salal Review, English Journal, Season of Dead Water, The Practice of Peace, and GRRR an anthology of bears. Jim published a poetry book this year with his friend Jim Thielman, Postcards From Jim, a book of alternating poems exchanged over a couple of years. Gordon Harrison is a 35-year resident of Juneau. Yuliya Helgesen-Thompson has an MFA from The Academy of Art in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Yuliya moved to Alaska twenty years ago where she now lives with her husband and two sons. Mrs. HelgesenThompson paints in various mediums: encaustings, acrylic, oil, mixed media, watercolor and batik. By mixing abstract compositions with realistic sketches, Yuliya conveys the essential nature of her subjects. She likes to choose a medium that she believes will best reflect both her emotion and the subject matter itself. Yuliya’s artwork is shown in Stephan’s Fine Arts Gallery in downtown Anchorage in the Hotel Captain Cook. She works for the Anchorage School District as an Artistin-Residence. Yuliya also teaches private art lessons to students of all ages in her private art studio-”Glamour Art Garage.” rances Howard-Snyder is a philosophy professor who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has published stories in Every Day Fiction, Short Fiction Break, Wordhaus and OxMag. She is currently working on a novel. Sarah Isto was born and raised in Fairbanks but now has lived for three decades in Juneau. She still spends the equinox months at a cabin
131 in the Kantishna Hills of Interior Alaska. Her poetry has appeared in Cirque, Tidal Echoes, Gold Man Review, and Windfall. Marc Janssen likes two things: writing poetry and being alive, not necessarily in that order. He gets published sometimes, most recently in Askew, Cirque, Vine Leaves, The Ottawa Arts Review, and the anthologies Manifest West, Green is the Color of Winter, and The Northern California Perspective. But, he is alive all the time, or tries to be. Jill Johnson splits her time between Alaska and the small town in Eastern Oregon where she grew up. Family and friends, hiking and dirt gardening fill her best time. She is grateful for wild and other wonderful moments. Writing reminds her of this. Marion Avrilyn Jones received her MA in English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Before deciding to write fulltime, she taught for several years as an adjunct lecturer in UAF’s English Department. She lives year round in Fairbanks, where the long winters sustain and exhilarate her. Mary Kancewick lives in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. She writes poetry and nonfiction. Joseph Kashi is a trial lawyer in Soldotna, Alaska. He received his BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1973 and his JD from Georgetown University Law School in 1976. While pursuing other disciplines at MIT, he also “casually” studied photography with prominent American fine art photographer Minor White. Since 2007, he has mounted more than a dozen solo exhibits at various university and art center galleries in Alaska. Margo Klass is a mixed media artist whose work includes sculptural box constructions and artist books. She shows her work widely in Alaska and is included in the collections of museums, libraries, and national parks in addition to many private collections. She has received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska State Council on the Arts and is the 2015 recipient of the Governor’s Individual Artist Award. Michael Kleven is a professional filmmaker and photographer based in Seattle. He enjoys capturing unique stories, personalities, and environments. His production company, Heartstone Studios, recently traveled to Holland for a documentary about a young Holocaust survivor, Ernst. The film, “I Missed My Train,” features his reflections and offers perspective on the individuals who sacrificed to protected children during the war. Through his freelance company, Kleven Creative Services, he offers photography, production sound, and cinematography services. Poet and essayist, Sandra Kleven has published work in AQR, Oklahoma Review, Topic, Praxilla, Stoneboat, f-zine and the UAP anthology, Cold Flashes. She was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has won notice in the UAA Creative Writing and F’Air Words contests. She was named to the Northshore Schools, Wall of Honor in 2015. Kleven has authored four books, most recently Defiance Street: Poems and Other Writing (VP&D Publishing House). Sandra Kleven edits Cirque with founder Michael Burwell. Eric le Fatte was educated at MIT and Northeastern University in biology and English and worked as the Returns King at Eastern Mountain Sports, but currently teaches, hikes, and writes in the Portland, Oregon area. He has published poems in Rune, The Mountain Gazette, Windfall, The Clackamas Literary Review, The Raven Chronicles, Perceptions, and Cirque; and was awarded the Oregon Poetry Association’s 2015 New Poet’s Award.