Growing Gardens in the Mind

About the Prose Garden

“When there’s uncertainty, when you’re looking for meaning beyond this world–that takes people to poetry. We need something to counter the hate speech, the divisiveness, and it’s possible with poetry.” — Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate

Here in the Prose Garden, we grow stories, prose and poetry to inspire, featuring fresh perspectives, close-ups, close calls, cluster-flucks and koester-pluck, all with a good watering of beautiful contradictions and terrible word plays. Let’s explore the entropy of parenting and life in Southeast Alaska, true tales of venturing off the beaten path, crossing borders real and invisible, and living beyond the imaginable.

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” — Toni Morrison, 1931-2019.