Wolf at Beaver Creek

This gray shape before me / not any known thing. / From twenty feet, my eyes slide / into other eyes, full / of wild streaks of darkening sky. / The creek rushes in its small calling.

Golfing in the Bering Sea

POETRY: Gary talks of the Big Valley's mutiny / years before he owned her, shows me the cabin / where an anxious crew locked up their captain / high on pills and dope after a crazy week

Mike Burwell

Mike Burwell has published two chapbooks of poetry, and his poetry collection Cartography of Water was published by North Shore Press in 2007. He manages to keep out of trouble by writing environmental impact statements for the Department of Interior, teaching creative writing part time at the University of Alaska Anchorage, researching Alaska maritime history, maintaining a database on Alaska shipwrecks, and pursuing a master's degree in anthropology.

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