Vivian Faith Prescott is a fifth generation Alaska of Sámi heritage, born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She lives in Wrangell at her family’s fishcamp. She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska and a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies. Her poetry has appeared in The North American Review, Cirque, Yellow Medicine Review and elsewhere. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks Slick and Sludge and a full-length collection, The Hide of My Tongue (Plain View Press).Her poetry chapbook Traveling With the Underground People is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in July 2017; and another chapbook, Our Tents Are Small Volcanoes, is forthcoming from Quills Edge Press in 2017.
I read this…and I am there at the curb, mouth open–agog. clapping.