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
NEW! Some/One is featured in the fall 2015 issue of River Teeth Journal.
"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
My First Time (or, how North of Hope got its break), The Quivering Pen
The Waiting, 1st Books
Truth in Memoir, SheWrites.com
"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