Local News

Poetry is at the top of Ann Staley’s list

Ann_Staley_250Forty years ago, poet Ann Staley bought her first piece of artwork in Ashland, Oregon. It was a watercolor painting of a tree by Norm Campbell.

Staley and Campbell have maintained a long friendship ever since. Over the next several weeks, the pair will collaborate on art and poetry in a new residency program developed by Sitka’s Island Institute.

Campbell has lived and painted in Sitka for decades. Staley, who now lives in Corvalis, Oregon, has just arrived here. She stopped by recently to talk about how a poet and a painter collaborate. She spoke with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.


Listen to iFriendly audio.

Staley and Campbell will share some of their work 5 PM this Sunday, September 22, at Kettleson Library.


Listen to iFriendly audio of the poem “Siblings.”

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Assembly chooses lower rate hike and Sitka gets creative to pay for its dam

“One of the dangers there, as oil prices continue to go up, is that people will start to shift over to electricity, and all that additional capacity that you’ve gained by raising the dam will just go into existing inefficient buildings, or into new inefficient buildings," says Jon Heller. (Blue Lake Expansion photo/Desiree Brandis)
After a month of discussion, the Sitka Assembly settled on a modest electric rate increase. Residential rates will go up by about 6% in the coming year, to pay for the Blue Lake dam. And when it comes to figuring out how a town of 9,000 pays off a $150-million hydroelectric project, city staff are getting creative. more

Lael Grant’s family files for her death certificate

Grant's sister, Erika Burkhouse, says obtaining the death certificate is mostly about closure. (Facebook photo)
The family of a Sitka woman missing for nearly three years is asking the state to issue a death certificate. 33-year old Lael Grant was last seen in a local grocery store in the early morning of October 15, 2012. more