by Caitlin Woolsey, KCAW | Dec 20, 2011 | Local News
Novelist John Straley has been named to one of the most prestigious lists in the country – for poets. The National Poetry Foundation has included the Sitka author’s poem “every single day” in the anthology of pieces used by students in Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation competition. Straley's poem appears alongside work by Pound, Emerson, Browning, and others. Straley was nominated by Alaska's 2009 Poetry Out Loud state champion, Caitlin Woolsey.