Monica Devine is the author of Water Mask, a collection of lyrical essays set in the beguiling landscape of Alaska. In these stories, Monica skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates the ice with Beaufort Sea whalers, negotiates the deaths of both her mother and father and explores Native language and culture through her work in Alaska’s villages. The healing powers of the natural world, the ways in which memory and perception inform one’s thinking are keenly explored through her poet’s eye.
Monica is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a first-place winner of the Alaska State Poetry Contest, and her piece On The Edge of Ice won first place in creative nonfiction with New Letters journal. She has authored five children’s books, one of her titles a nominee for the celebrated Golden Kite award. Her writing and photographs have appeared in Stoneboat, Cirque, Alaska Magazine, Children’s Television Workshop, Alaska Frontier Magazine, Spirit First and three anthologies. Her current area of study is figurative ceramics. View her website Image Sculpture Verse.
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