UAS Professor Emily Wall to be featured at the Alaska Literary Festival, October 18
Emily Wall, Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will be featured at this Friday’s Alaska Literary Festival at the Alaska State Museum.
Date of Press Release: October 17, 2019
Emily Wall, Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will be featured at this Friday’s Alaska Literary Festival at the Alaska State Museum. Wall will be reading from her new book Flame. The event runs from 11 am to 3 pm in the museum’s lecture hall, Friday, October 18.
Wall notes, “I wrote this book in the wake of the Trump election, and in the midst of the #metoo movement. This book was written in hunger for the voice of a powerful woman to speak to us, and in the hope that we are ready to listen.”
The book of poems won the 2018 “Dare to Be Chapbook Prize” from Minerva Rising Press. Contest judge Maggie Smith remarked, “Flame, a collection of persona poems in the voice of Mary, mother of Jesus (in the Christian tradition) and Isa (in the Islamic tradition), is equal parts body and spirit, experience and myth. The poems are imaginative, as hope and faith are imaginative: we need to be able to envision a better day even if we cannot see it yet. What thrills me is the restraint, and how each poem quietly--but fully--delivers. Flame is feminist, timely, and timeless.”
Emily Wall has been teaching creative writing at UAS for over 20 years. She is also the faculty adviser for the annual literary journal Tidal Echoes. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona, and also holds two bachelor degrees from Colby College in Oregon.
Learn more about English and literature degree programs and other areas of study available at UAS or speak to an adviser at 907-796-6100.
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