Vol. 37, No. 3 & 4, Winter/Spring 2021

About the Cover

About the cover and photographer

An aspen leaf and chokecherry leaves in Eagle River, Alaska. © 2021 Roy Corral.

Roy Corral’s photography has been widely published in national magazines including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Sierra, Audubon, Travel and Leisure, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Many of his photographs are currently displayed at the Anchorage Museum’s Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Corral is also the photographer for several books, including What the Elders Have Taught Us, My Denali, A Child’s Glacier Bay, Children of the Midnight Sun, and Children of the First People.




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Table of Contents


The Assistant Emily Mitchell
Your Feedback Is Important Elizabeth Stix
The Painted Wasp Maureen McGranaghan
Don’t Be That Way Becky Mandelbaum
You Never Get It Back Cara Blue Adams
These Things Happen JoAnna Novak
Preparedness Charlie Buck
My Life in Cars Carol Ghiglieri
I Am in It Maureen Langloss
You Ought to Kill It Now Matt Jones


Dialogue Box Debbie Urbanski


Lolita from Penn Cove Emma Hine
Whale Song Catalina Bode
Thinkers Who Mother Nicole Graev Lipson
The Search for the Seventh Door Josh Shoemake


When I Walk My Dog in Louisville, Only Men with Neck Tattoos Stop to Flirt with Me Emily Nason
Legend Sara Eliza Johnson
Home Sara Elize Johnson
Cherry Leaf Wine Rose DeMaris
Shooting Trap Dorsey Craft
Cumulonimbus Christa Romanosky
Gonna Blow It Down E. Kristin Anderson
Alice, Mississippi Audrey Hall
Outside Accra Jodie Hollander
Wolves Jasmine Templet
Sky Rabble Mercedes Lawry
Salvage Eileen Walsh Duncan
Atomic Imprint Nancy Dickeman
The Haughty One Kathleen Tarr
Inheritance Allison Albino
Diagnosis Elly Bookman
Sizes Greg McBride
Meadow Joseph Millar
Forgiveness Joseph Millar
December 2020 Joseph Millar
The Rungs Benjamin Gucciardi
Gingerbread Man Owen McLeod
Tuesday morning, 2001 Jabulile Mickle-Molefe
After the passing of Mr. Owl, the boy, still uncertain of how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie-roll center of a tootsie-pop, asks— Marlin M. Jenkins
Under the Mission Courtyard Arbor Craig van Rooyen
Solstice Jill Osier
Before Moon Jill Osier
Beasts Jill Osier
The Robot Sings Hailey Leithauser