BREAKING INTO AIR Author Emily Wall Featured In The Juneau Empire!

Birth is a fundamental part of everyone’s human experience, so it’s no wonder that many people have vastly different experiences giving birth.

For Juneau author Emily Wall, bringing those stories to life, the good and the bad, was an art that was going under the radar — and she wanted to change that.

In her latest book of poetry, “Breaking Into Air: Birth Poems,” Wall compiles more than a dozen varying stories of childbirth mixed with her own experience as a mother to bring the poetry to life. The book, which also includes a poem co-written in the Tlingit language courtesy of X’unei Lance Twitchell, reflects on both the joys of childbirth and the pain of loss that can come with it.