North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey, is Polson's first book, a memoir of adventure, tragedy, family and faith.

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A series of essays about wild Alaska and the beautiful and charged relationship between humans and the wild. I recount an encounter with a grizzly bear in Alaska's far northern Arctic, and other experiences in my home state.

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EssaYS, Articles & More

Selected Essays

NEW! Some/One is featured in the fall 2015 issue of River Teeth Journal

"Naked: A Triptych," won Honorable Mention in the 2015 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. It is included in the Summer 2015 issue of Ruminate Magazine.

"On War, Service and Heroes," Medium, February 18, 2015

"38 Days in Fire Season," Trial by Fire, Methow Valley News, 2014 (p. 85)

"The Valley of the Shadow," Huffington Post, May 28, 2013

A Grisly Death,” High Country News, October 25, 2012 (syndicated)

“Learning Beauty,” Art House America, September 2012

“An Encounter,” Adventum Magazine, winter 2012

”Fall,” Cirque Journal, winter 2011

Inheriting an Alaskan Log Cabin,” Trachodon, winter 2011

My First Time (or, how North of Hope got its break)The Quivering Pen

The Waiting1st Books

Please and Thank YouPassages North

Truth in Memoir, SheWrites.com

SELECTED ARTICLES

"The Real Deal," Ecotourism in Alaska, Alaska Magazine, June 2013

"Denali's Wolves," Alaska Magazine, September 2013

A Few Good Women,” Open Salon, March 2012

“Lands on Fire,” Alaska Magazine feature article, November 2010

Snow Bound,” Seattle Magazine feature article, December 2009

”Crossing Over,” Alaska Magazine feature article, October 2007

ANTHOLOGIES

More Than 85Broads.

Be There Now: Travel Stories From Around the World.

 

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